6.2 Articulating ghostly bodies and corpses with social remembrance. How senses of bodies and embodiment embrace a new homegrown politics of love

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 9:20 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Maya AGUILUZ-IBARGÜEN , researcher, México DF, Mexico
Body is defined as a kind of extension of the ultimate space where cultural normalization takes place. This paper focuses on three main features of significances. It starts and ends with an elemental notion of body, which leaves out the binary representations of it, and invites us to think about the human body as a holography where social relations are carved and new socialities are coming up, and whose epidermis surface bounds a psychical unit. Finally this is a concept which contents the limits of social experiences, subjectivations and perceptions of our basic drives.

In the context of social practices, I will explore how notions as "ghostly memories " have emerged from local cultures, and have recently become part of memory struggles where the body becomes a bystander of the past and a spectral construction. By taking some contributions from the so-called field of haunting memory I will connect notions of absent bodies and current visualization of corpses as a key to remembrance (to recollect) society, as a way to recollect remains of social. 

A component of this paper will be not just to analyze the newest place of corpses as part of a global iconography where they have took part of an alienating implosion of meanings, mainly when they have been exposed to a media-gaze and signed the landscapes of violence, but to emphasize how bodies and embodiments of different kinds are functioned to open set of neighborhood, and perhaps(as Kenneth Reinhard has mentioned) of a new social narrative where a sense of love is able to begins where politics ends.