Ecstatic Relationality and Dying-With: Politics, Ethics, Community

CFS Lecture by Jarrett Zigon, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Virginia, USA.

This talk explores the politics and ethics of ecstatic relationality. In doing so, it considers perhaps the central experience of drug users around the globe who participate in anti-drug war political activity, that is, the experience of dying-with. This experience is not only a key motivation for becoming politically active. But it also initiates an awareness of the essential openness and relationality of being, an intertwining of existence, that through their political activity has given way to a community of whoever arrives.

The lecture is free and open to all. Welcome!