The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality

The Empire of Love Toward a Theory of Intimacy Genealogy and Carnality In The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A Povinelli reflects on a set of ethical and normative claims about the governance of love sociality and the body that circulates in liberal settler co

  • Title: The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality
  • Author: Elizabeth A. Povinelli
  • ISBN: 9780822338895
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A Povinelli reflects on a set of ethical and normative claims about the governance of love, sociality, and the body that circulates in liberal settler colonies such as the United States and Australia She boldly theorizes intimate relations as pivotal sites where liberal logics and aspirations absorbed through settler imperiaIn The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A Povinelli reflects on a set of ethical and normative claims about the governance of love, sociality, and the body that circulates in liberal settler colonies such as the United States and Australia She boldly theorizes intimate relations as pivotal sites where liberal logics and aspirations absorbed through settler imperialism are manifest, where discourses of self sovereignty, social constraint, and value converge.For than twenty years, Povinelli has traveled to the social worlds of indigenous men and women living at Belyuen, a small community in the Northern Territory of Australia More recently she has moved across communities of alternative progressive queer movements in the United States, particularly those who identify as radical faeries In this book she traces how liberal binary concepts of individual freedom and social constraint influence understandings of intimacy in these two worlds At the same time, she describes alternative models of social relations within each group in order to highlight modes of intimacy that transcend a reductive choice between freedom and constraint.Shifting focus away from identities toward the social matrices out of which identities and divisions emerge, Povinelli offers a framework for thinking through such issues as what counts as sexuality and which forms of intimate social relations result in the distribution of rights, recognition, and resources, and which do not In The Empire of Love Povinelli calls for, and begins to formulate, a politics of thick life, a way of representing social life nuanced enough to meet the density and variation of actual social worlds.

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    One thought on “The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality”

    1. "They pull immanent desires and alliances into actual social worlds, creating actual affective and discursive dependencies where before fore there were only potential dependencies. They mobilize kinship, age grades, and gender to sweeten certain same-sex and cross-sex relations through a rough, sexually explicit discursive cursive play (erere, yedametj). Is this sexuality? Only in the most reduced and decontextualized sense. These women are not choosing between homosexuality and heterosexuality, [...]

    2. Beth Povinelli is always thought provoking and immensely erudite. It's a wonderful read and as usual, her take on intimacy and genealogy in this day and age is very illuminating.

    3. are we free? What does it mean to be free or constrained? Are we self- made (autological) subjects or subjects of kinship/history (genealogical)? Povinelli explores this through a sore on her shoulder, radical faeries, case law around interracial love. She asks, how does the intimate event support empire? How can we transform- through love? Sex? Other forms of intimacy? Povinelli offers a way into understanding liberalism/the liberal project and how it remains a moving target.

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