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Chen's cultural studies project: to bring together all of these fields through a biopolitical lens that expands beyond the binary of life and death through the concept of "animacy," which Chen defines as the degrees of animateness and inanimateness that govern the hierarchies of all these imbricated ontologies.
But beyond that, he also wishes to return to a previous state of inanimateness, of perfection in death or nonexistence.