ABSTRACT

This chapter deals with the discursive and analytic conditions that frame contem-

porary subjectivity which, I will argue, is both posthuman and relational. At the

core of new subject formations there is a double shift from the anti-humanism

of the post-structuralist generation, to a post-anthropocentric approach. This

shift takes place within globalized advanced capitalism that is marked by high

levels of technological mediation, internally contradictory temporalities and

necro-political governmentality, or governance by fear. The posthuman indicates

the shifting locations of the human in the era that is also known as the anthro-

pocene. Throughout the chapter I will take feminist theory and praxis as the

main point of reference, stressing the transformative and affirmative character

of feminist politics.