ALEXANDER WEHELIYE /// Claiming Humanity: A Black Critique of the Concept of Bare Life - THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE

This conversation with Alexander Weheliye is built upon the critique he made of the work of Giorgio Agamben, in particular in his essentialization of the muselmann in the context of the Holocaust. Alexander argues that slavery functions as a better paradigm to understand the "layering" of bare lives and the racial aspects that this understanding involves.