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Social Sciences for an Other Politics

Women Theorizing Without Parachutes

Editors: Dinerstein, Ana Cecilia (Ed.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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.

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)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Radical Subject and Its Critical Theory: An Introduction

    Dinerstein, Ana Cecilia

    Pages 1-15

  • Learning Hope. An Epistemology of Possibility for Advanced Capitalist Society

    Amsler, Sarah

    Pages 19-32

  • Decolonising Critique: From Prophetic Negation to Prefigurative Affirmation

    Motta, Sara C.

    Pages 33-48

  • Denaturalising Society: Concrete Utopia and the Prefigurative Critique of Political Economy

    Dinerstein, Ana Cecilia

    Pages 49-62

  • Transgressing Gender and Development: Rethinking Economy Beyond ‘Smart Economics’

    Bergeron, Suzanne

    Pages 65-77

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eBook £39.99
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Hardcover £49.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83820-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Sciences for an Other Politics
Book Subtitle
Women Theorizing Without Parachutes
Editors
  • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47776-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47776-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47775-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83820-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 155
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