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Hannah Christina Richter
University of Kent at Canterbury
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    Beyond the ‘Other’ as Constitutive Outside: The Politics of Immunity in Roberto Esposito and Niklas Luhmann.Hannah Richter - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 18 (2):147488511665839.
    This article re-conceptualises the ‘constitutive outside’ through Roberto Esposito’s theory of immunity to detach it from Laclau and Mouffe’s political antagonism. It identifies Esposito’s thought as an innovative epistemological perspective to dissolve post-ontological political theories of community from the intertwinement with a foundational self/other dialectic. Esposito shows how a community can sustain its relations through introversive immunisation against a primarily undefined outside. But it is argued that his theory of immunity slips back to a vitalist depth ontology which ultimately de-politicises (...)
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    The Eroticization of Biopower: Masochistic Relationality and Resistance in Deleuze and Agamben.Hannah Richter - 2019 - European Journal of Social Theory 22 (3):382-398.
    This article examines Gilles Deleuze’s and Giorgio Agamben’s thoughts on the immanent creativity emergent from formal, impersonal life as a pathway for resistance to biopolitics. In Coldness and Cruelty, Deleuze explores masochism as the inversion of the sadistic, biopolitical use of the body which can bring forth genuinely new expressions. Agamben dismisses masochistic creativity because it leaves the dialectical ontology of biopower intact to conceptualize his form-of-life as a space of indiscernibility between ontological essence and legal-political actualization. For Agamben, the (...)
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    Beyond the ‘Other’ as Constitutive Outside: The Politics of Immunity in Roberto Esposito and Niklas Luhmann.Hannah Richter - 2019 - European Journal of Political Theory 18 (2):216-237.
    This article re-conceptualises the ‘constitutive outside’ through Roberto Esposito’s theory of immunity to detach it from Laclau and Mouffe’s political antagonism. It identifies Esposito’s thought as an innovative epistemological perspective to dissolve post-ontological political theories of community from the intertwinement with a foundational self/other dialectic. Esposito shows how a community can sustain its relations through introversive immunisation against a primarily undefined outside. But it is argued that his theory of immunity slips back to a vitalist depth ontology which ultimately de-politicises (...)
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