Relateable Alienation: The Logic and History of an Idea

Vishmidt, Marina. 2020. Relateable Alienation: The Logic and History of an Idea. In: Eleanor Ivory Weber and Camilla Wills, eds. What the Fire Sees: A Divided Reader. Brussels: Divided Publishing. ISBN 9781916425040 [Book Section]

[img] Text
divided alienation.pdf - Accepted Version
Permissions: Administrator Access Only

Download (74kB)
Vishmidt, M. (2020) DividedPublishing_TOC+Relatable-Alienation_Marina-Vishmidt.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (545kB) | Preview

Abstract or Description

So what do I mean by the term ‘relatable alienation’? First we’d need to appreciate the ambiguity of the term ‘alienation’ itself, with the variety of the contexts where it features. It’s one of those terms that is overpoweringly tempting to use in the formulation of generalities, simply because it contains so many connotations and usages, both vernacular and specialised. To try and map some of these would be an undertaking this paper couldn’t possibly provide the scope for, though perhaps the three days of this symposium, and the upcoming exhibition, are a solid contribution to encompassing some of that field. So I’ll have to adopt some quite crude methods here and work more indexically than genealogically.

Item Type:

Book Section


alienation, Marx, xenofeminism, coloniality

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Centre for Feminist Research


25 April 2020Accepted
9 June 2020Published

Item ID:


Date Deposited:

08 Jan 2021 12:32

Last Modified:

28 Jul 2021 15:41


View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)