The Ends of Democracy: Populist Strategies, Skepticism about Democracy, and the Quest for Popular Sovereignty November 7-9, 2017 SESC Unidade Pompeia São Paulo, Brazil The rise of populist movements in recent years raises questions about the challenges for liberal democracy and its basic institutional forms. For instance, what are “the ends” of democracy in a double sense: what are the ends of democracy, that is, its purposes and promises, but…
London Conference in Critical Thought 2017
The sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.
Judith Butler: “Trump is emancipating unbridled hatred”
October 28, 2016 / By Die Zeit Photography: Judith Butler © Oliver Mehlis/dpa Interview: Rina Soloveitchik Where does all this reactionary populism come from? We spoke to philosopher Judith Butler about Donald Trump, Germany’s Willkommenskultur and radical democracy. ZEIT ONLINE: Why did you decide to write a book about public assemblies right now Judith Butler: I suppose I started to think about them during the Arab Spring when some debates…
Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and Opportunities
29th Annual Meeting: Philosophical Perspectives on Critical Psychiatry: Challenges and
Opportunities, May 20-21, 2017
Call for Abstracts
Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
San Diego, California
Critical Psychiatry is a wide-ranging movement that encompasses a highly varied, and possibly incommensurable, array of concepts, concerns, and activities.
Projects for 2016 of Latitudes
The projects for 2016 of Latitudes, the Latin American Research Group from Australia, are now available online, including the recordings of events carried out in the first semester, the launch of a new book and a project of digital archives. Seminars “Media Monopolies and political power in Latin America: The Argentine Case” and “Public Forum: political crisis in Brazil”. Also, new books on historical memory in South America.
Material and Concepts: working methods and theoretical relations of Walter Benjamin
Call for Papers. This workshop is interested in the relation between Benjamin’s work with different kinds of material and its conceptual articulation. The point of departure will be Benjamin’s working notes dealing with sociohistorical and political topics. Deadline: 1 October, 2016. The workshop will combine lectures (followed by Q&A) with a collective working method.
Otherwise than Political
Otherwise than political will bring together gather essays that explore the possibility that “politicity” may well exceed traditional political frameworks and resist being captured by current political forms. We seek work that lays bare claims that cannot be translated as links within a populist chain of equivalent demands, bodies that cannot be particularized and thus identified, actions that showcase the limits of our concept of political action.
Research Member published an article in Chungará, Journal of Chilean Anthropology
The text written in coauthorship with members of the Group of Research in the Social Sciences and Economics (GICSEC), exposes the results of a qualitative and exploratory study about the agrarian transformations and the water conflicts that have emerged in the last three decades between localities historically agricultural and large mining companies in northern Chile.
Alfredo Joignant and Katherine Hite: new researchers of Latin Memories Project
Alfredo Joignant and Katherine Hite are the new adjunct researchers of Latin Memories Project of the Institute. Katherine Hite is professor of political sciences at Vassar College (USA), and Alfredo Joignant is Full professor in political science at the Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).
International Workshop “Latin American Critical Theories: New Approaches”
Workshop organized by the Sociology and Political Science department of the Universidad Católica de Temuco with the International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies. The activity discussed the new critical approaches on Latin America and the Global South.