10th Jun 2016 10:00am-5:30pm
Grand Parade, G56
After the collapse of Marxism as a narrative of emancipation how are we to think liberation today? What challenges are presented by inequality organised on a global scale? Is universal emancipation to be desired or does that wish harbour totalitarian dreams? This workshop rethought emancipation from a range of theoretical and political perspectives.
Friday 10th of June 2015, Room G62, Grand Parade
Session 1: 10.00-11.15: Sybille de la Rosa (University of Heidelberg) ‘Liberation and the Construction of a New Hegemony’
Session 2: 11.30-12.45: Mark Devenney, (University of Brighton) ‘Rethinking Emancipation Improperly’
Session 3: 13.30-14.45: Robin Dunford (University of Brighton) ‘Decoloniality, pluriversality and liberation’
Session 4: 15.00-16.45: Clare Woodford (University of Brighton):
‘Politics as capacity: emancipation, passivity and stultification’
17.00-17.30: Future Research Agendas?
Key Readings to be circulated to all participants
Coole, Diana: ‘Emancipation as a Three-Dimensional Process for the Twenty-First Century’
Dussel, Enrique: "An Ethics of Liberation" and thesis 15 from "Twenty Theses on Politics"
Grosfoguel, Ramón: ‘Decolonizing Post-Colonial Studies and Paradigms of Political-Economy'
Laclau, Ernesto: ‘Beyond Emancipation’
Ranciere, J:’ The Emancipated Spectator’