Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Book Launch: Social Sciences for an Other Politics: Women theorising without parachutes, edited by Ana C. Dinerstein

Fri Dec 01 15:25:00 GMT 2017

Time: 1315-1705

Venue: 3 East, Room 2.2 University of Bath.


Dr Ana C Dinerstein, SPS, University of Bath

Dr Sarah Amsler, Education, University of Nottingham

Dr Aurelien Mondon, POLIS, University of Bath

Dr Rosalba Icaza, ISS

Dr Sara Motta, University of Newcastle, Australia, (Skype)

The book opens a unique intellectual space where eleven female scholar-activists (Women on the Verge scholar-activist group) working in Mexico, USA, Sweden, Australia, and the UK, explore alternative forms of theorising this social reality.
The book addresses the current state of radical politics - the “other” politics. In the context of the extensive range of current and ongoing crises encompassing poverty and hunger; war and conflict leading to rape and death, it might be surprising to find that alternative political movements are mobilizing to create ‘concrete utopias’ in a range of subtle forms.  These are opening breathing spaces through which to conceive and organise social life in new and alternative ways.  Indeed, a myriad of knowledges and practices are developing in urban and rural areas to bring these to fruition.  While often based in traditions of resistance, people are mobilising with new approaches to cooperative production and consumption, self-management and communal property; non-representational politics and anti-oppressive education.  The question is how to understand the significance of these collective actions for innovative forms of politics and policy that affirm life when the reproduction of life has become a struggle.

This event is sponsored by the Independent Scholar Research Foundation (ISRF)

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