In recent years, feminist and queer theory have effectively disavowed both GÇ£the humanGÇ¥ and revolutionary politics. In the face of massive geopolitical crisis, posthumanists have called for us to reconsider fundamentally the superiority and centrality of mankind and GÇ£the human,GÇ¥ and question how Man can presume to change the world by revolutionary action, particularly when MarxGÇÖs dreams seem to have been swept into the dustbin of history.
This provocative book reaffirms what is most basic in feminism GÇô the attack on the GÇ£universalityGÇ¥ and sovereignty of Man GÇô but contends that the only way this can mean anything other than pessimistic rhetoric is to embrace human agency and the struggle against colonialism and capitalism. In a series of GÇ£creolizedGÇ¥ readings GÇô Foucault with Ali ShariGÇÖati, Lacan with Fanon, and Spinoza with Sylvia Wynter GÇô the authors demonstrate what is at stake in the ongoing debate between humanism and posthumanism, putting this debate in the context of contemporary global crises and the possibilities of revolution.
In its defense of GÇ£political spirituality,GÇ¥ this book pushes for a new trajectory in response to the gross inequalities of today, one that offers us a very different view of revolution and its present-day potential.