Jelisaveta Blagojević Slavčo Dimitrov

Apstrakt: The term unthinkable usually refers to what is beyond the common sense, rationality and generally accepted norms of thinking and doing. Unthinkable thus eqals to non-normative, non-legal, or it is nonconstitutional. It means that thinking as such makes and reproduces the normativity – that thinking is normativity. Does it mean that we can think only about the things that we already know? How do we think change? How do we conceive the political? How do we think the unthinkable? The main idea of this presentation is to try to point to the ways in which the category such as "unthinkable" binds morality, ideology, thinking and politics in order to preserve the status quo of the existing social order. As a result, today, almost everything appears as thinkable – the tortures, the end of the life on earth, the militarization of the world, etc. The only "unthinkability" we can think of in contemporary world – is the possibility of the change and/or politics. We will try rethinking the figural status of queerness in hegemonic political spaces by the means of its constitutive experiences and relations with bodily, emotional and affective discourses and practices. The corporeal experiences and histories of queerness will be explored as the symptomatic disclosure and actualization of the very impossibility of, what Edelman has called, the politics of reproductive futurism. Thus, we will try arguing that the repoliticization of the intersections of queerness, corporeality, affects and politics is necessary for demystifying the groundless ground of society and the perpetual failure of politics to fully realize its promises of universal principle, a substance and a ground of the political order and society immune to revision and contestation.

Ključne reči: unthinkable, (non)normativity, queerness, body experiences, social and political order

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Antropologija, y. 2012, no. 12 (3), pp. 245-257