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Workshop "Critical Theory in Dark Times and the Challenge of Social Emancipation"

 

 

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PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES

ΣΧΟΛΗ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΩΝ

ΤΜΗΜΑ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ 

 

Αθήνα, 03/05/2019

 

The Department of Social Anthropology is pleased to invite you at the workshop

Critical Theory in Dark times and the challenge of social emancipation

co-organized with the Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico

Friday, May 10th, 2019

11.00-16.30

Room G6 (Γ6), 3rd floor, New Building

Our dark times reveal that the questions raised by the Frankfurt School authors are still present in contemporary capitalism. Horkheimer and Adorno wrote in the Dialectics of the Enlightenment “what we had set out to do was nothing less than to understand why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new genre of barbarism”. A central question for the authors of the Frankfurt School after the end of the Second World War, which in our time is more important than ever.

               The global revival and/or emergence of fascism, the increasing of social inequality, injustice, structural and physical violence, the extermination of peoples and cultures, racism, environmental destruction: all are deadly consequences of capitalistic and neoliberal politics worldwide. In this dark age, new questions arise about the ways to think about utopia and social emancipation.

               During the workshop an international group of ten scholars connected with the seminar “Subjetividad y Teoría Crítica” (“Subjectivity and Critical Theory”) which takes place in the city of Puebla in Mexico will discuss the potential of Critical Theory not only meant as an analytic tool to study capitalist forms, but also as a possible theoretical frame to imagine a free world, beyond the boundaries shaped by the politics of identity.

11.00-11.15 Welcome speeches

Session 1

Chair :Diana Riboli, Panteio University

11.15-11.45 John Holloway, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Critique, Anti-identitarian Thought and Breaking Frontiers.

10.45-12.15 Panagiotis Doulos, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

From insurrection to crisis: violence and social antagonism.

12.15-13.00 Discussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Session 2

Chair: John Holloway, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

14.15-14.45 Oliver Gabriel Hernández Lara, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Polarization, Dispersion and Crisis. The territorial struggles under the context of the urgency of hegemonic reconstruction in Mexico.

14.45-15.15 José Javier Contreras Vizcaino and Mayleth Alejandra Zamora Echegollen

         Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Disaffection: Capitalismus subjectivities?

15.15-15.45 Sergio Tischler, Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

A New Grammar or an Anti-Grammar of Revolution? On Zapatismo and Open Marxism.

15.45-16.30 Final Discussion

 

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