CAUTION: The following draft is but a first rough sketch of my PhD-project: any feedback is more than welcome.
THE GHOST DANCE PARADOX
CONCEPTS OF COSMOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY & COLLECTIVITY IN (POST-)COLONIAL & CONTEMPORARY ECSTATIC CULTURE(S)
This thesis aims to outline a contemporary common ground for subjects as diverse as Sociology, Cultural Studies, (Cultural) Anthropology and Philosophy by re-establishing its foundational topic as the question of what separates society (as a concept, e.g. the ‘socius’) from an undisclosed number of individuals. It will argue that in the age of post-postmodernism the dominating school of thought focusses (too much) on the role of the ‘neoliberal’ subject while prematurely excluding current forms of ‘collectivism’ (for lack of a better starting point; not used as a pejorative expression) which question/transform and maintain/reaffirm social order and the organization of today’s society.