What is the role of critical theory today and who is it for? What kind of maps can theory provide in the context of entrenched capitalist crisis? These are some of the questions posed by this Theory in Crisis seminar series. Verónica Gago will open the 2021-22 series with an online talk entitled 'Feminist International: Political Alliances and Challenges'.
Contrary to the idea of a suspension that seemed to be established in the pandemic, real estate and financial capital never took a break.
That is why it is important to continue expanding our imagination of what it means to strike from a feminist praxis: how can we remove ourselves from the constant extraction of financial and real estate rents? How do we stop them, and confront them? What type of political alliances does this require?
Verónica Gago would like to share some problematic points in order to think about entanglements and programmatic challenges.
Verónica Gago teaches political science at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and is professor of sociology at the Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). As a researcher at the National Council of Research (CONICET), she is also part of GIIF (Group for Feminist Research and Intervention).
Gago is the author of Neoliberalism from Below: Popular Pragmatics and Baroque Economies (Duke University Press, 2017), Feminist International (Verso 2020), is co-author of A Feminist Reading of Debt, with Luci Cavallero (Pluto Press 2021) and of numerous articles published in journals and books throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. She is a member of the independent radical collective press Tinta Limón. Her books have been recently published In French: La puissance féministe: Ou le désir de tout changer (Ed. Divergences 2021) and Economies populaires et luttes féministes. Résister au néolibéralisme en Amérique du Sud (Raisons d'agir éditions 2020).
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