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Social Sciences for an Other Politics
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Foreword; J.K.Gibson-Graham.- Chapter 1. Introduction: The radical subject and its critical theory; Ana Cecilia Dinerstein.- Part I. Epistemological Openings.- Chapter 2. Learning Hope: An Epistemology of Possibility for Advanced Capitalist Society; Sarah Amsler.- Chapter 3. Decolonising critique: From Prophetic Negation to Prefigurative Affirmation; Sara Catherine Motta.- Chapter 4. Denaturalising 'society': Concrete utopia and the prefigurative critique of political economy; Ana Cecilia Dinerstein.- Part II. The (Re)Production of Life.- Chapter 5. Transgressing Gender and Development: Rethinking Economy Beyond 'Smart Economics'; Suzanne Bergeron.- Chapter 6. Producing the Common and Re-producing Life: Keys towards Rethinking 'the political'; Raquel Gutierrez Aguilar, Lucia Linsalata and Mina Lorena Navarro Trujillo .- Chapter 7. Talking about nature: Ecolinguistics and the 'natureculture paradigm'; Francesca Zunino.- Part III. Social Movements and Prefigurative Politics.- Chapter 8. The Prefigurative is Political: On Politics beyond 'the State'; Emily Brissette.- Chapter 9. The Prefigurative Turn: The Time and Place of Social Movement Practice; Marianne Maeckelbergh.- Chapter 10. Rethinking Social Movements with Societies in Movement; Marina Sitrin.

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"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)

About the Author

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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