Episode 2: Sexualities in the Margins of the Law

 

In this episode, we focus on the fight for the legalization of homosexuality in India. Using the work of Eric Hobsbawm, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Judith Butler, we explore the ways in which the nation-state uses the various wings of government in order to perpetuate marginalization.

 

The theoretical texts we refer to are:

The Invention of Tradition by Eric Hobsbawm

The History of Sexuality Vol. 1 by Michel Foucault

State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben

"Restaging the Universal" by Judith Butler in Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Žižek

 

An extract from the TV debate we mention can be seen here.

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