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A New Political Imagination – Making the Case

Gendering in Research talk by Madina Tlostanova, Linköping Universitet

2020.06.29 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 10 Dec
Time 11:00 13:00
Location Online on Zoom

 

Abstract

 

Madina will present us for her new book. The book opens by elucidating the attributes of the ‘troubled and challenging times’ in which we all live. While acknowledging conditions of crisis, politics at multiple levels, dominantly remains preoccupied with extending its power, national interests, economic growth and greater productivity. We make clear that there is a fundamental disjuncture between the complexity of the combined critical conditions that are now putting life on Earth at risk, and the divisions and theories of knowledge that are dominantly and instrumentally trying to understand the situation. A political and intellectual dislocation from the actuality and depth of the crisis is at work. Consequently, an erroneous picture of ‘contemporary reality’ has been constructed by default. In response this work uniquely makes the case for the need for a new political imagination that rejects the sufficiency of existing political ideologies (including democracy) being the end point of politics. The book tackles the political underpinnings of social and economic life in a world still embedded in the inequities of the afterlife of colonialism and state socialism. Thereafter it engages narratives of change, rethinks imagination and critical practices, to finally present a relationally connected way to move forward.

  

About the speaker

Madina Tlostanova, Professor
Linköping Universitet     

  

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