Renata Salecl, Senior Researcher in the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tyranny of Choice: Subjectivity in Post-Industrial Capitalism

Date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009
Location: 
4:30 PM, 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Sponsored by the Department of French and Italian and LAPA

Renata Salecl is Senior Researcher in the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia and she also holds the Centennial Professorship the department of law at the London School of Economics.  She is also a regular Visiting Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, where she is teaching in spring 2009. In Slovenia, her native country, she has been developing policy changes in feminist rights, maternity leave, and in vitro fertilization.  Her many books and articles include The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism after the Fall of Socialism, (Per)versions of Love and Hate; and On Anxiety. She was co-editor with Slavoj Zizek of Gaze and Voice as Love Objects, and is currently working on Tyranny of Choice, which analyses why late capitalist insistence on choice increases feeling of anxiety and guilt. The book also analyses how matters of choice apply to law and criminology.