The Crisis in Humanity
Dr Vivek Singh
  • ISBN : 9789355292032
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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In an increasingly neoliberal-capitalist society, the need of the hour is to reexamine the issues that concern humanities. The Crisis in Humanity calls for such a revolution. It is the responsibility of the humanities to lead the way for more progressive politics and social advancement. Modern technology and economic relationships have undermined the crucial defining feature of humans, that is, a capacity for self-determination. Since the renaissance, human beings have possessed the potential for self-producing and self-realization. For them, producing labour was one of the ways through which they realized their mode of being human. However, an economic logic of profit and loss has severely challenged the notion of humans and humanities. About the Book Dr. Vivek Singh is an Assistant Professor of English at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He received his graduate and postgraduate degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. For his M.Phil. degree, he went to Pondicherry University, Puducherry and he pursued his Ph.D. in the department of Cultural Studies from the University of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. For his excellence in research, he was in Potsdam University, Germany. He went to Berlin to deliver a lecture and discussed his views on Minor Cosmopolitanism. He has received DAAD fellowship and has cracked UGC Net-JRF exam. He joined as an assistant Professor of English in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 2014. He has already delivered more than 15 lectures in various reputed institutions and has published more than 8 papers in reputed journals. He was the convener of the International Seminar titled as “The Future of Humanities: Challenges and Prospects” organized by Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His area of interest includes Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Animal Studies, Subaltern Studies, and Minor Cosmopolitanism.