Symposium of the research program of the PI
We placed the epistemological and methodological frameworks of our research in the fields of equality and human rights as the main focus of the discussions at the first symposium of the PI research program group, which was organized on the 28th of September in Ljubljana.
In her paper, Maja Breznik analyzed measures during quarantine, which are supposed to protect the population from the “threat of economic and social distress”. The analysis encompassed three major “laws” to “mitigate the effects of the epidemic”, and discussed what kind of “organic solidarity” (in Durkheim’s sense) they had established. Against the background of the concept of caring micro-mobilities and the closure of “vulnerable social groups” as an element of biopolitics, Majda Hrženjak analyzed the government’s management of the Covid-19 disease epidemic with measures to limit the spread of infection in homes for the elderly. Veronika Bajt and Iztok Šori presented the preliminary results of the analysis of measures against the spread of Covid-19 virus to the intimate and private lives of people in Slovenia, while Živa Humer and Mojca Frelih focused on the concept of reconciling work and private life, building on feminist theory and the study of masculinity.