Episode 2: Sexualities in the Margins of the Law
In this episode, we focus on the fight for the legalization of homosexuality in India. Using the work of Eric Hobsbawm, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben and Judith Butler, we explore the ways in which the nation-state uses the various wings of government in order to perpetuate marginalization.
The theoretical texts we refer to are:
The Invention of Tradition by Eric Hobsbawm
The History of Sexuality Vol. 1 by Michel Foucault
State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben
"Restaging the Universal" by Judith Butler in Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left by Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Žižek
An extract from the TV debate we mention can be seen here.