2019 Research in the Capitol

Title

Chasing the Idea: Love and the Impossible

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Equality; Political science;

Abstract

Egalitarian society is impossible. Contemporary politics, however, is premised on the idea that egalitarian society is possible, that justice and equality can be realized if we pass just laws and elect honest leaders. We have limited the definition of these emancipatory terms into narrow, archaic rights and privileges. My claim is that society is unjust precisely because we treat the impossible as possible. We lack the idea of a future where this impossible might take shape. My research aims at accomplishing the following: I will formulate a new politics capable of guiding a praxis in relation to the Idea of egalite. I will describe the modern political subject who lacks both the idea of a future and an intimate relation to their political identity. Finally, I will argue love is the singular force capable of bringing into reality this new politics.

Start Date

1-4-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

1-4-2019 2:30 AM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Yasemin Sari

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

File Format

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Chasing the Idea: Love and the Impossible

Egalitarian society is impossible. Contemporary politics, however, is premised on the idea that egalitarian society is possible, that justice and equality can be realized if we pass just laws and elect honest leaders. We have limited the definition of these emancipatory terms into narrow, archaic rights and privileges. My claim is that society is unjust precisely because we treat the impossible as possible. We lack the idea of a future where this impossible might take shape. My research aims at accomplishing the following: I will formulate a new politics capable of guiding a praxis in relation to the Idea of egalite. I will describe the modern political subject who lacks both the idea of a future and an intimate relation to their political identity. Finally, I will argue love is the singular force capable of bringing into reality this new politics.