Fay Gale Centre Book Launch: Posthuman Legal Subjectivity
The Fay Gale Centre was delighted to invite members and friends to the launch of Dr Jana Norman’s book Posthuman Legal Subjectivity: Reimagining the Human in the Anthropocene. Jana’s book draws on conceptual fields associated with the new sciences, including new materialisms and posthuman critical theory, to demonstrate that the naturalised hierarchy of humans over nature in the Western social imaginary is anything but natural. It then sets about constructing a counternarrative. It is an original and important analysis of the legal status of the human in the Anthropocene will be of great interest to those working in legal theory, jurisprudence, environmental law and the environmental humanities; as well as those with relevant interests in gender studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, critical theory and philosophy.
Dr Nicki Sullivan, adjunct associate professor at the University of Adelaide, launched the book and was joined by Fay Gale members and many other guests. We were also pleased to present Jana with the Chris Beasley Prize for Gender and Sexuality Theory.