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Social Sciences for an Other Politics

Women Theorizing Without Parachutes

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides a ground-breaking and provocative approach to social and political change

  • Critiques capitalist-colonial-patriarchal society by delineating alternative realities

  • Transcends academic boundaries and binary divisions between knowledge and practice

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. The (Re)production of Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Producing the Common and Reproducing Life: Keys Towards Rethinking the Political

      • Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Lucia Linsalata, Mina Lorena Navarro Trujillo
      Pages 79-92
  3. Social Movements and Prefigurative Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 151-155

About this book

This book opens up a unique intellectual space where eleven female scholar-activists explore alternative forms of theorising social reality. These‘Women on the Verge’ demonstrate that a new radical subject– one that is plural, prefigurative, decolonial, ethical, ecological, communal and democratic- is in the making, but is unrecognisable with old analytical tools. Of central concern to the book is the resistance of some social scientists, many of them critical theorists, to learning about this radical subject and to interrogating the concepts, methodologies and epistemologies used to grasp it. Echoing the experiential critique of capitalist-colonial society that is taking place at the grassroots, the authors examine how to create hope, decolonise critique and denaturalise society. They also address the various dimensions of the social (re)production of life, including women in development, the commons, and nature. Finally, they discuss the dynamics of prefiguration by social movements, critiquing social movement theory in the process.This thought-provoking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, social, Marxist and Feminist theory, postcolonial studies and politics.

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath, UK. She is a critical sociologist and writes about radical subjectivity; labour, social, rural and indigenous movements; Argentine and Latin American politics, autonomy, Ernst Bloch, hope, and contemporary forms of utopia.

Keywords

  • Collective subjectivities
  • Grassroots
  • Citizen mobilization
  • Protest
  • Political alternatives
  • Production
  • Self-management
  • Cooperative work
  • Radical theory
  • Social emanicipation

Reviews

“What a joy it is to greet this inspirational book of engaged feminist political theory. I love the image of our thinkers floating down from on high, some free flying, some with parachutes entangled into webs of collectivity, all, aiming to land on an earth that has been transformed by their courageous work. J.K. Gibson-Graham applauds this daring stunt!” (From the ‘Foreword’ by J.K. Gibson-Graham)

“This book brings together some of the most exciting social theorists writing, thinking and working today. It ventures beyond familiar accounts of contemporary challenges and opens up important new ways of framing future trajectories for change. It should be read far and wide.” (Professor Keri Facer, University of Bristol, AHRC Leadership Fellow for Connected Communities)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

    Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

About the editor

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath, UK. She is a critical sociologist and writes about radical subjectivity; labour, social, rural and indigenous movements; Argentine and Latin American politics, autonomy, Ernst Bloch, hope, and contemporary forms of utopia.

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eBook USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-47776-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)