Critical theory today: In conversation with John Holloway
The first of the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminars in Critical Theory, this event will focus on how to bring about radical change in a world governed by violence.
Speakers John Holloway (via Skype), Maria Nikolakaki, Ana Dinerstein, Frederick Harry Pitts, and Josie Hooker will address what critical theory is today and how we can reconnect theory and practice to produce radical change in a world that is governed by abstractions and violence.
This is the first event of the Bath-Bristol Standing Seminar in Critical Theory series which is sponsored by the ESRC South-West Doctoral Training Partnership.
Professor John Holloway, Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico, is one of the most important contemporary marxists and author of many books, including Change the world without taking power (2002) and Crack Capitalism (2010). He will join the talk through Skype.
Ana Dinerstein is an Associate Professor at the University of Bath. She is the author of The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organizing Hope (Palgrave 2015) and editor of Social Sciences for An Other Politics: Women Theorising without Parachutes.
Frederick Harry Pitts is a Lecturer in Management at University of Bristol. He is co-editor of Futures of Work (Bristol University Press) and his main publication is Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx (Palgrave MacMillan 2017).
Josie Hooker is an ESRC awarded MRES - PhD candidate in Global Political Economy, in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath. She has written papers on topics ranging from crisis and resistance in the global food system and indigenous knowledge in Latin America, to green theories of Marxism.