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Critical Theory: Go Nomadic Now with Rosi Braidotti

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Published on Jan 18, 2012

For more than fifteen years Rosi Braidotti's nomadic thought has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, embodiment and difference. These two classic books - "Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory" and "Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti" - provide a coherent introduction into Braidotti's nomadic thinking. Engaging critically and affirmatively with contemporary political and cultural issues, Braidotti invites us to go nomadic now to open up potential for common sustainable futures.

Links:
R. Braidotti website: http://www.rosibraidotti.com
Centre for the Humanities: http://www.uu.nl/cfh
Columbia University Press: http://cup.columbia.edu
Buy the book: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-23...

Acknowledgements:
Video production: DYZLO FILM, Wittevrouwenstraat 3, 3512 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands.Tel. 31-30 75 25 421. www.dyzlofilm.nl
Book cover images: Natasha Unkart, www.nataschaunkart.com

Image Credits:

Images used in Part 1: Nomadic Subjects
Ortelius World Map 1570 Public Domain
New York city skyline @ Wallpapa.com
Demonstration in Lybia @ WARREN ALLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Factory pollution Used for news items -- no credit to be found
Toronto Gay Pride @ Penryncanadatour
Europese Vlag @ ANP XTRA LEX VAN LIESHOUT
Tropical Rainforest Australia @ Wallpapersweb.com
Brazilian Beach @ Carnaval2010.org
Brazilian Favela @ Unitmagazine.com
Security Camera @ Nexus
One nation under CCTV @ Banksy
Big Brother is Watching You @ Obeygiant.com
Poster Rosie the Riveter @ J. Howard Miller
Cleaning houseman @ Madeformums.com
Equality @ Journalists for Human Rights
European Flags @ Chamberpost Business Blog
Four hands joined together @ Acelebrationofwomen.org
Handprint Art @ Origamidragon
Transhuman @ Wallz.eu
African Generations @ Freemages.co.uk
American Generations @ Fabulous & Frugal
Indian Generations @ Royalty-Free/Corbis
Arab Generations @ Noor Art

Images used in Part 2: Nomadic Theory
Muslim Refugee School @ Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images
The End of Capitalism @ Freedom News Group
Peace Sign at Heroes Square @ Zsolt Szigetvary/epa/ CORBIS
World Map Public Domain
London city skyline @ Jason Hawkes
Vitruvian Man @ Leonardo Da Vinci
Sex Change for Vitruvian Man @ Susan Dorothea White
Moonlanding Apollo 17 @ Harrison H. Schmitt
Madonna's Crucifixion @ Vasi.net
Minaret Eiffel Tower @ The Economist
Voting Muslims in India @ Pawan Kumar
War on Terror Graffiti @ Filip Spagnoli
Muslim/Christian Stained Glass @ The Daily Rasp
Wall at Border Nogales, Arizona @ Matt York/AP
Berlin Wall @ Thomas Kienzle
Interracial Friends @ Being Latino Online Magazine
Gay Wedding @ Queerty.com
Polar Bear @ New Horizon Holistic
Disc Sterling Engine, Umuwa @ Desertec-UK
Protecting the Trees @ PlanetaAzul.com.mx
Tsunami Japan @ PlusPost
Sustainability @ Business-ethics.com
"Here's a Cake, Kids" @ ttcopley
Vintage Coca-Cola Advertisement @ The Coca-Cola Company
Oscar Pistorius -- Blade Runner @ Runner's World
Logo Baby @ ComexBlog
Zombie Boy @ Mugler
Tunesian Refugees in Lampedusa @ Carlo Hermann/AFP/Getty Images
Police Arrest of protester @ Ammar Awad/AP
Refugees leaving Misrata,Lybia @ Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Music:

"End in Sight" - Hunter Jr/Slott/Zaffary, Universal Publishing Production Music

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