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Durham Castle Lecture - Prof. Linda Martin Alcoff

23rd January 2019, 20:00 to 21:30, Senate Room, Durham Castle, University College

Sexual Subjectivity

This paper considers the larger aim of movements against sexual violence. I consider the focus on consent, and argue that this is inadequate as a way to demarcate harmful and harmless sex. I consider and criticize a trend toward libertarian approaches to sexualpractices. I develop a concept of sexual subjectivity, using the work of Foucault as well as others, to explore a more expansively pluralist, but normative approach to our sexual lives.

Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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