Social Sciences for an Other Politics

Women Theorizing Without Parachutes

  • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Epistemological Openings

  3. The (Re)production of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Lucia Linsalata, Mina Lorena Navarro Trujillo
      Pages 79-92
  4. Social Movements and Prefigurative Politics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-155

About this book


This book opens up a unique intellectual space where eleven female scholar-activists explore alternative forms of theorising social reality. These‘Women on the Verge’ demonstrate that a new radical subject– one that is plural, prefigurative, decolonial, ethical, ecological, communal and democratic- is in the making, but is unrecognisable with old analytical tools. Of central concern to the book is the resistance of some social scientists, many of them critical theorists, to learning about this radical subject and to interrogating the concepts, methodologies and epistemologies used to grasp it. Echoing the experiential critique of capitalist-colonial society that is taking place at the grassroots, the authors examine how to create hope, decolonise critique and denaturalise society. They also address the various dimensions of the social (re)production of life, including women in development, the commons, and nature. Finally, they discuss the dynamics of prefiguration by social movements, critiquing social movement theory in the process.This thought-provoking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of gender studies, social, Marxist and Feminist theory, postcolonial studies and politics.

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath, UK. She is a critical sociologist and writes about radical subjectivity; labour, social, rural and indigenous movements; Argentine and Latin American politics, autonomy, Ernst Bloch, hope, and contemporary forms of utopia.


Collective subjectivities Grassroots Citizen mobilization Protest Political alternatives Production Self-management Cooperative work Radical theory Social emanicipation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social and Policy SciencesUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom

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