Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

Political Sociologist with particular expertise in social and labour movements, autonomous organising, prefigurative politics and the politics of policy

Ana Dinerstein

Senior LecturerPhD

3 East 3.30
Email: a.c.dinerstein@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6958

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PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising new PhD students researching these topics:

  • Global political economy, class, work and crisis
  • Social and Solidarity Economy
  • Urban, rural and indigenous movements in Latin America and the Global South
  • Global and European Social Movements
  • Political philosophy and epistemology surrounding social emancipation

Profile

I am a political sociologist. I have a degree in Politics from the University of Buenos Aires, and an MA and a PhD degree from Sociology, at the University of Warwick. I came to Bath in 2002. I published extensively on Argentine and Latin American politics, autonomy, subjectivity, labour, social and indigenous movements, emancipatory struggles and the politics of policy.

My research produces a synergy between sociology, politics and philosophy. It seeks to understand and explain the means by which labour, social movements and ‘hope’ movements in Latin America but not exclusively articulate alternative praxis and horizons, or ‘concrete utopias’ in, against and beyond capitalist, patriarchal and colonial society.

I challenge the 'claim-making' definition of the role of social movements by shifting the focus towards their constitutive function as vehicles for the creation of 'alternative' (new) worlds and their capacity to inspire social scientists to adopt the principle of hope as a method of critique and enquiry of social reality.

I have written books, journal articles and book sections for academic and non-academic audiences on issues of labour and social movements, movements of protest, social emancipation, and Marxist theory, and the politics surrounding policy implementation, including the use of state violence.

I am well known for my work as an Open Marxist and my research on labour and labour subjectivity, Argentina’s political economy, the Movement of Unemployed Workers in Argentina, and the impact of autonomous organising on democracy and policy making.

I am a member of the Associate and International Advisory boards of Historical Materialism (London), Sociología del Trabajo (Madrid), Observatorio Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires). I am a Research Partner of the TNI New Politics Project (2016-2020) and Convenor of the research-activist group Women on the Verge.
 

Membership

Research interests

  • Social and labour movements and movements of protest
    • Alter globalisation and emancipatory movements
    • Autonomous organising and new democratic practices
    • Alternative forms of work, cooperation and self-management, social and solidarity economy)
  • The politics of policy. Social movements and the state in the glocal political economiy. Rethinking social movements and policy (prefigurative politics and the problem for policy)
  • Globalisation, immaterial labour, and labour subjectivity. New forms of understanding work and work identity
  • Critical Social Theory, Political Philosophy, Decolonial perspective and Marxist Theory (Open Marxism)

Projects

British Academy Newton Mobility Grant (2015-2016) (in collaboration with University of Rio de Janeiro)

Previous projects

ESRC funded research projects (Res 155-25-0007)

  • 'The movement of unemployed workers in Argentina’' (2007-2008)
  • 'Social movements and collective autonomy in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico)’' (2008-2009)

Other projects

  • 'Social Movements and the idea of alternative', Santander Research Grant Award (2011)

Publications

Book/s

Dinerstein, A., ed., 2016. Social Sciences for An Other Politics:Women Theorizing without Parachutes. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America:The Art of Organising Hope. Palgrave Macmillan. (Non Governmental Public Action Series)

Dinerstein, A. C., Deledicque, M., Ferrero, J. P., Pascual, R. and Contartese, D., 2013. Movimientos Sociales y Autonomia Colectiva:La politica de la Esperanza en America Latina. Capital Intelectual. (Claves del Siglo XXI)

Dinerstein, A. C., Contartese, D. and Deledicque, M., 2010. La Ruta de los Piqueteros. Tras la impronta de las organizaciones de Trabajadores desocupados en Argentina. Capital Intelectual.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., eds., 2009. El Trabajo en Debate. Una investigación sobre la teoria y la realidad del trabajo capitalista. Herramienta.

Dinerstein, A. and Neary, M., 2009. The Labour Debate:an investigation into the theory and practice of capitalist work. Ediciones Herramienta.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., eds., 2006. Emek Tartismasi. Kapitalist Isin Teorisi ve Gerceligine Dair Bir Inceleme. Otonom.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., eds., 2002. The Labour Debate: An Investigation into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work. Aldershot-Burlington.

Book Sections

Dinerstein, A., 2017. Co-construction or prefiguration?:The problem of the ‘translation’ of social and solidarity economy practices into policy. In: North, P. and Scott Cato, M., eds. Towards Just and Sustainable Economies. Bristol, U. K.: Policy Press, University of Bristol, pp. 57-71.

Dinerstein, A., 2017. Forthcoming. John Holloway:The Theory of interstitial Revolution. In: Bonefeld, W., Best, B. and O'Kane, C., eds. The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory.Vol. II. Thousand Oaks, CA - London: Sage Publications.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2017. The radical subject and its critical theory:An introduction. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Social Sciences for an Other Politics. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 1-15.

Dinerstein, A., 2016. Denaturalising Society:Concrete Utopia and the prefigurative critique of political economy. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Social science for an other politics. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 49-62.

Dinerstein, A., 2016. Introduction: The radical subject and its critical theory. In: DINERSTEIN, A. C., ed. Social science for an other politics. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 1-15.

Dinerstein, A., 2016. Forthcoming. Desacuerdo y Esperanza:Dos cuestiones veladas con la recuperación politica de la Argentina post crisis 2001. In: Levey, C., Ozarow, D. and Wylde, C., eds. Argentina since the 2001 crisis.1st ed. Buenos Aires: Prometeo, pp. 151-173.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2016. Editor’s preface. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Social Sciences for an Other Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, vii-x.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. Social movements, autonomy and hope:notes on the Zapatistas' revolution. In: , S. and Kumar, R., eds. Social Movements. New Delhi, India: Routledge. (Social Movements and Transformative Dissent)

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. Disagreement and hope:the hidden transcripts of political recovery in Argentina post crisis. In: Levey, C., Ozarow, D. and Wylde, C., eds. Argentina since the 2001 Crisis. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 115- 133. (Studies of the Americas)

Dinerstein, A., 2013. Autonomía y esperanza:la nueva gramática de la emancipación social. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Movimientos Sociales y autonomía colectiva. Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectual, pp. 149-173. (Claves del Siglo XXI; 13)

Dinerstein, A., 2013. Empleo o trabajo digno?:Crítica e imaginación en las Organizaciones Piqueteras, Argentina’. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Movimientos Sociales y autonomía colectiva. Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectual, pp. 69-93. (CLAVES DEL SIGLO XXI; 13)

Dinerstein, A., 2013. Introducción: La autonomía y sus imaginarios prácticos en permanente construcción. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Movimientos Sociales y autonomía colectiva. Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectual, pp. 21-37. (CLAVES DEL SIGLO XXI; 13)

Dinerstein, A., 2013. Municipio libre o comunidad autónoma rebelde?:Construyendo el ‘nosotros revolucionario’ Zapatistas, México’. In: Dinerstein, A. C., ed. Movimientos Sociales y autonomía colectiva. Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectual, pp. 117-145. (Claves del Siglo XXI; 13)

Dinerstein, A. C., 2013. From corporatist to autonomous: unemployed workers' organisations and the re-making of labour subjectivity in Argentina. In: Howell, J., ed. Non-governmental public action and social justice. Basingstoke, U. K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 36-59. (Non-Governmental Public Action)

Dinerstein, A. C., 2008. Lessons form a journey: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina. In: Bonefeld, W., ed. Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons. New York: Autonomedia, pp. 231-246.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2005. Entre el extasis y el desencuentro. Los desafios de la rebelion. In: Bonefeld, W., Bonnet, A., Holloway, J. and Tischler-Visquerra, S., eds. Marxismo Abierto. Una vision Europea y Latinoamerica.Vol. 2. Buenos Aires: Herramienta, pp. 147-185.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2004. Beyond Crisis. The Nature of Political Change in Argentina. In: Chandra, P., Ghosh, A. and Kumar, R., eds. The Politics of Imperialism and Counterstrategies. New Delhi: Aakar Books, 263--301.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., 2002. From Here to Utopia: Finding Inspiration for the Labour Debate. In: Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., eds. The Labour Debate: An Investigation into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work. Ashgate: Aldershot and Burlington, pp. 1-26.

Dinerstein, A., 2002. Regaining materiality: Unemployment and the invisible subjectivity of labour. In: Dinerstein, A. C. and Neary, M., eds. The Labour Debate: An Investigation into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work. Ashgate: Aldershot-Burlington, pp. 203-225.

Dinerstein, A. C., 1999. Subjetividad: capital y la materialidad abstracta del poder (Foucault y el Marxismo Abierto). In: Borón, A., ed. Teoría y Filosofía Política. La Tradición Clásica y las Nuevas Fronteras. Buenos Aires: Clacso-Eudeba, pp. 251-272.

Dinerstein, A. C., 1999. The Violence of Stability: Argentina in the 1990s. In: Neary, M., ed. Global Humanisation: Studies in the Manufacture of Labour. London: Mansell, pp. 46-75.

Articles

Dinerstein, A. C. and Motta, S. C., 2016. Introduction to the Special Section:Social Movements and Social Emancipation in Latin America. Bulletin of Latin American Research

Dinerstein, A., 2016. Organizando la esperanza::Utopías concretas pluriversales contra y más allá de la forma valor. Educação & Sociedade, 37 (135), pp. 351-369.

Dinerstein, A. C., Schwartz, G. and Taylor, G., 2014. Sociological Imagination as Social Critique:Interrogating the Global Economic Crisis. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 48 (5), pp. 859-868.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. The dream of dignified work:On good and bad utopias. Development and Change, 45 (5), pp. 1037-1058.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. The hidden side of social and solidarity economy:Social movements and the 'translation' of SSE into policy (Latin America). UNRISD SSE Occasional Papers Series., 9, Occasional paper no.9.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. Too bad for the facts:Confronting value with hope (Notes on the Argentine uprising of 2001). South Atlantic Quarterly, 113 (2), pp. 367-378.

Dinerstein, A., 2012. Interstitial Revolution:on the explosive fusion of negativity and hope. Capital and Class, 36 (3), pp. 521-540.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Deneulin, S., 2012. Hope movements: naming mobilization in a post-development world. Development and Change, 43 (2), pp. 585-602.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2011. Diciembre 2001:La política contra la police. La revista del CCC, 5 (13).

Dinerstein, A. C., 2010. Autonomy in Latin America: between resistance and integration. Echoes from the Piqueteros experience. Community Development Journal, 45 (3), pp. 356-366.

Bohm, S., Dinerstein, A. C. and Spicer, A., 2010. (Im)possibilities of autonomy: social movements in and beyond capital, the state and development. Social Movement Studies, 9 (1), pp. 17-32.

Dinerstein, A. C., Contartese, D. and Deledicque, M., 2008. ¿Reemplazando al municipio, al sindicato, a la ONG y al partido político?:Notas de investigación sobre la innovación organizacional en las organizaciones de trabajadores desocupados en Argentina. Realidad Economica, 234, pp. 50-79.

Dinerstein, A., 2008. 'Here is the rose, dance here!' A riposte to the debate on the Argentinean Crisis. Historical Materialism, 16 (1), pp. 101-114.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2008. Global industrial relations. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 (4), pp. 828-830.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2007. Workers' factory takeovers and new state policies: towards the 'institutionalisation' of non-governmental public action in Argentina. Policy & Politics, 35 (3), pp. 529-550.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2005. A Call for Emancipatory Reflection: Introduction to the Forum. Capital and Class, 85, pp. 13-16.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2005. International Forum on John Holloway's Change the World without Taking Power. Capital and Class, 85, pp. 13-31.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2004. Más allá de la crisis. La naturaleza del cambio político en Argentina'. Revista Venezolana de Economia y Ciencias Sociales, 1, pp. 241-270.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2003. ¡Que se Vayan Todos! Popular Insurrection and the Asambleas Barriales in Argentina. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 22, 187--200.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2003. Power or Counter Power? The dilemma of the Piquetero Movement in Argentina post crisis. Capital and Class, 81, pp. 1-7.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2002. The Battle of Buenos Aires. Crisis, Insurrection and the Reinvention of Politics in Argentina. Historical Materialism, 10, 5--38.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2001. A Silent Revolution: The Unemployed Workers Movement in Argentina and the New Internationalism. Labour Capital & Society/Travail, Capital & Societe, 34, 166--183.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2001. El poder de lo irrealizado. El corte de ruta en Argentina y el potencial subversivo de la mundialización. Observatorio Social de América Latina, 5, pp. 11-16.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2001. Roadblocks in Argentina. Capital and Class, 74, pp. 1-7.

Reports/Papers

Dinerstein, A. C., 2013. The speed of the snail:the Zapatistas' autonomy de facto and the Mexican state. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath. (Bath Papers in International Development; BPD20)

Dinerstein, A. C. and Ferrero, J. P., 2012. The limits of participatory democracy: social movements and the displacement of disagreement in South America. Working Paper. Bath: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.

Deneulin, S. and Dinerstein, A. C., 2010. Hope movements:social movements in the pursuit of human development. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath. (Bath Papers in International Development; BPD8)

Dinerstein, A. C., Bohn, S. and Spicer, A., 2009. The (im)possibilities of Autonomy. Working Paper. London School of Economics.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2009. The snail and the good government. A critique of "civil society" by the Zapatista Movement. Working Paper. London School of Economics.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2008. Non governmental public action and organisational autonomy in Latin America, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Dinerstein, A. C., 2008. The Politics of Policy: Unemployment, the Unemployed Workers Organisations and the State in Argentina. Working Paper. LSE.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2007. A decade of the unemployed workers movement in Argentina. An assessment of their organisational innovation and impact on institutional change (Document for the dissemination of research outputs). ESRC NGPA Cultural Centre for Cooperation.

Conference or Workshop Items

Dinerstein, A. C., 2014. The significance of Zapatismo for democracy:Panel: The quality of democracy: leaders, parties and citizens Convenor: Laura Tedesco. In: SLAS Annual 50 years anniversary Conference 2014, 2014-04-03 - 2014-04-04, Birkbeck, University of London, 3rd-4th April.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Ferrero, J. F., 2010. Contested institutionalisation. Social movement and political change in Argentina and Brazil (MST and Piqueteros), 1990-2010. In: Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), 2010-04-07 - 2010-04-10.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Schwartz, G., 2010. Mobilizing, framing, and configuring fields: institutional consequences of factory occupations in Argentina, 1997-2006. In: 3rd Latin and European Meeting on Organization Studies (LAEMOS), 2010-04-07 - 2010-04-10.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2010. Social movements, autonomous organising and hope in Latin America. In: 3rd Latin and European Meeting on Organization Studies (LAEMOS), 2010-04-07 - 2010-04-10.

Dinerstein, A. C., Pascual, R. and Ghiotto, L., 2009. Zapatismo, Insurgencia y Contrainsurgencia: la lucha comunitaria en Chiapas (2007-2009). In: XXVII Conference of the Latin American Sociological Association, LASA, 2009-08-31 - 2009-09-04.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2009. Zapatismo and civil society. Social movement theory revisited. In: Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, LASA 2009, 2009-06-01.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2009. 'The snail and the good government. A critique of "civil society" by the Zapatista Movement. In: CINEFOGO Conference - Beyond NGOs: Civil and Uncivil Society in the 21st Century, 2009-02-26 - 2009-02-27.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2009. Social Movements and the project of Autonomy in Latin America. Lessons from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Mexico. In: Final ESRC NGPA Conference 'Organising for Social Justice and Poverty Reduction', 2009-01-14 - 2009-01-15.

Schwartz, G. and Dinerstein, A., 2008. Occupy, Resist, Produce! Social Movements and the Institutionalization of New Practices. In: 24th EGOS Colloquium, Upsetting Organizations, 2008-07-10 - 2008-07-12.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Schwartz, G., 2008. Resist, Occupy, Produce! The Movement (and praxis) of factory occupations and the emergence of new organisational forms in Argentina. In: 24th EGOS Colloquium, Upsetting Organizations, 2008-07-10 - 2008-07-12.

Dinerstein, A. C. and Grugel, J., 2008. Non Governmental Public Action in Latin America. In: NGPA in Latin America Workshop, 2008-05-16.

Dinerstein, A. C., Spicer, A. and Bohem, S., 2008. Social Movements and the(im)possibility of Autonomy. In: NGPA Theory Workshop, 2008-05-07 - 2008-05-08.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2007. When "Workfare" Becomes "Work": Community projects and the redefinition of work in the collective experience of unemployed workers in Argentina. In: Workshop on NGPA and Labour Issues, 2007-12-10.

Dinerstein, A. C., 2007. Identity Between Distribution and Recognition. In: Work, Employment and Society, 2007-09-12 - 2007-09-14.

Non-academic press

Dinerstein, A. C., Pitts, F. H. and Taylor, G., 2016. 'A post-work economy of robots and machines is a bad Utopia for the left'. The Conversation

Dinerstein, A., 2015. What Europe’s hopeful left can learn from Latin America. The Conversation

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