How to Love a Homeland: On love, war, and displacement- A Talk with Oxana Timofeeva

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Monday, October 16, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
VC 102
Northrop Frye Centre
91 Charles St West Toronto, ON M5S1K5


The word ‘homeland’ has a bad reputation. It is historically compromised since it was appropriated by the right-wingers of all sorts and became a part of the ideological apparatuses of national states with their militaristic fantasies. However, there is a sense of locality that not only escapes official patriotic narratives, but is capable to create an alternative politics – an antifascist politics of being from here. How to love a homeland, when you are citizen of a despotic state? What is liberatory about the feeling of belonging to a place, against both the abstraction of militarist geopolitics and deterritorialization of Capital?

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