Reading Group

The Community Reading Group reads and discusses philosophical investigations of the concept of community in popular, political, and legal rhetoric. We focus on scholars who complicate positive invocations of community, such as community building, resilience, preservation, health, or rights. Our aim is to foster an approachable space for an individual of any background to challenge their own inherited ideas around common being.

Currently Reading: 
Arjun Appadurai - The Social Life of Things

Currently Meeting:
Sunday's at LACA, 7-9 PM 

Contact:
communityreadinggroup@gmail.com

Past Reading List: 

Roberto Esposito - Communitas, Politics in the Present, The Origin of the Political
Jodi Dean - Crowds and Power, Aliens in America
Cary Wolfe - Before the Law
Neil Roberts - Freedom as Marronage
Stacy Douglas - Curating Community
Jean-Luc Nancy - The Inoperative Community, The Disavowed Community
Maurice Blanchot – The Unavowable Community, Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him
Michel Foucault - Maurice Blanchot: The Thought from the Outside
Simone Weil - The Need for Roots
Sylvia Wynter - Unsettling the Coloniality of Being
Octavia Butler - Parable of the Sower
Colin Dayan - The Law is a White Dog
Achille Mbembe – Necropolitics
Ernst Kantorowicz - The King’s Two Bodies
Frantz Fanon - The Wretched of the Earth
Adom Getachew - Worldmaking After Empire
Stuart Shrader - Badges without Borders
Samuel Moyn - Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
James C. Scott - Against the Grain 
Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds