San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Radical Americas Network and UCL Institute of the Americas are pleased to invite you to the launch of 'The Power of Autonomy in Latin America: the Art of Organising Hope' by Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (Bath).
'The Power of Autonomy in Latin America: the Art of Organising Hope' offers a much-needed critical review of the concept an practice of autonomy. By establishing an elective affinity between autonomy and Bloch's philosophy of hope, the book defines autonomy as 'the art of organising hope', that is, the art of shaping a reality which is not yet but can be anticipated by the movements' collective actions. The politics of autonomy is the struggle that simultaneously negates, creates, deals with contradictions and, above all, produces an excess beyond demarcation that cannot be translated into the grammar of power. Reading Marx's method in key of hope, the book offers a prefigurative critique of political economy and emphasises the prefigurative features of indigenous and non-indigenous autonomies at a time when utopia can no longer be objected.
Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is a Political Sociologist with particular expertise in social and labour movements, autonomous organising, prefigurative politics and the politics of policy. More: http://www.bath.ac.uk/sps/staff/ana-dinerstein/
The presentation of the book will be followed by a q&a session and a drinks reception. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.
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UCL-Institute of the Americas
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe.