Following the discussion held at the seminar Critical Theory in Conversation with John Holloway, convened by the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory last October, Ana Dinerstein discusses critical theory in this event.
Ana will explore the limitations of contemporary neo Adornian critiques of society and challenge the view that there cannot be a political practice to fought Barbarism. She will suggest that such practice is not only possible but necessary and is being developed at the grassroots level around the crisis of the social reproduction of life. She will further illustrate her argument with examples from The Art of Organising Hope projects in Mexico and Belgium.
The critical theory of hope proposed by Ana brings a front to the struggles for alternative forms of the social reproduction of life in a wrecked world.
This event is sponsored by the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory.
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is a scholar activist, a mother and a critical theorist. She teaches in the Department of `Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath.
Her trans-disciplinary research on the Global Politics of Hope explores the contradictory and creative processes of social change led by social movements. Her new book Open Marxism 4: Against a Closing World, Pluto Press (co-edited with John Holloway) is forthcoming in November 2019.