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From Solitary Confinement to Solidarity: Phenomenology as a practice of Liberation

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dr. Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University presents:

From Solitary Confinement to Solidarity: Phenomenology as a practice of Liberation

Tuesday 10/29/13 12-1:30pm LAW Building 3750

Prolonged solitary confinement in prison has been described by many as a form of torture and typically produces a range of affective, cognitive, and physical symptoms. Dr. Guenther develops a phenomenological account of solitary confinement and argues that phenomenology offers both a methodology for understanding the corrosive effects of punitive isolation, and also a philosophical practice for building solidarity in resistance to the carceral logic of neoliberalism.

Lunch provided, please RSVP nmccoy@law.uci.edu by Wed Oct 23rd.

Sponsored by UCI's Center in Law, Society and Culture: Department of Criminology, Law and Society and School of Law