Religion and the Architecture of Political Agency: Symposium
University of Warwick (Coventry), May 9th-10th 2013.
Organiser: Claire Blencowe ARN, Warwick Politics and Performance Network; Social Theory Centre
The workshop will explore questions such as - What is the specific impact of theology in the construction of political agency? How are theologies implicated in the creation of, and resistance to, western domination, biopolitics and capitalism? How do we conceptualize and research the consequences for political agency of theological differences? What are the differences between 'political theology', 'political spirituality' and 'subjectification'; Does political theology make political subjectivity redundant?
Key note papers: Phillip Goodchild – Nottingham, Theology Credit and Faith: Positioning the subject in relation to
money and debt
Nina D. Laurie – Newcastle, Geography Political Agency? Indigenous identity making in the Peruvian evangelical church
With invited papers from:Dan Whillis (Bristol, Sociology); Yvonne Sherwood and Warn Blanton (Kent, Theology); Aya Ikegame (Oecumene Project, Open University); and Jo Carruthers (English, Lancaster)
Places for this workshop are limited in order to facilitate the emergence of ideas, conviviality and focused conversation. If you would to secure a place on the workshop please e-mail Claire Blencowe with a brief note to explain your interest.