Problems, Practices, Pirates: Outline of a Theory of Problematisation

12/02/2014, 17:00 - 19:00

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USS Halsey approaches a Yemeni dhow” By The US Navy is licensed under CC BY 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/6918075521/

This talk is an invitation to an adventure with pirates and social theorists. Mobilizing a broad arsenal of cultural resources such as current movies about piracy, from Captain Phillips to The Expendables, computer games, legal texts or pirate statistics, Christian Bueger asks what the agency of contemporary pirates is and why piracy is problematic. In the talk Somali pirates enter into a dialogue with social theorists, such as John Dewey, Bruno Latour and Michel Foucault. The result is an outline of different forms of contemporary agency and means of producing international problems. The following discussion provides an opportunity to debate the state of Somali piracy as much as different forms of performativity.

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