The Subjectivation of Collective Movements

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 09:45
Location: Hörsaal 26 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Antimo Luigi FARRO, Sapienza University Of Rome, Italy, Cadis (Ehess-Cnrs)-Paris, France
The subjectivation of collective movements

According to recent researches emphasizing the individual agency in the collective movements, this speech suggest to analyze the individual involvement in the collective action as a subjective self-affirmation which individual pursue in order to assert his freedom from the dominant global forces which impact on his life. This subjective involvement in the collective action construction consists of an collective movements in constant tension between the individual’s will to be free and an assertor of freedom and human rights, and the subordination to the constraints and powers of the diverse realities to which it belongs. Then the subject involving in collective action asserts its ethical call for the freedom and equality of human beings, facing the global powers that prevent the full expression of these principles. This individual’s pursuit of autonomy and liberation is related to the same search engaged in by other individuals, who are likely to be affected by the same constraints. So the construction of collective movement is experienced through mounting inter-subjective relationships and on-line communications between individuals who are experiencing struggles initiatives at different levels of personal meaning. In this way collective action try to construct social conflicts with global systemic global powers.