Questions of Contemporary Critical Theory

A Panel on “Questions of Contemporary Critical Theory: Resistance & Rebellion in the Dark Times”
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Sociology Unit of  ATINER is organizing a Panel on “Questions of Contemporary Critical Theory: Resistance & Rebellion in the Dark Times”, 6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

It seems that we are living in dark times. The emergence of extreme-right in Europe and North America, and violent death having become normality in Latin America and other parts of the world are signs of the rise of these dark times. Barbarity regressing in our world with much intensity reveals its signs of violence in everyday life. But our preoccupation is not reduced in the diagnosis of the emergence of barbarity. Our preoccupation is how to stop the capitalistic barbarity, but also how we can envision the possibility of emergence of a different world. To that purpose, our perspective, deriving from the questions of Critical Theory, is focusing on the emergence of social conflicts within, against and beyond the capitalistic barbarity. That is, resistance and rebellion in our dark times and the potentiality of a utopian thinking, which can vision an emancipated world, where will be abolished the objectification of humanity and the irrational frontiers designated by power, capital and the state. You may participate as presenter of one paper, or an observer.

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/2019fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 7 January 2019, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. John Holloway, Dr. Sergio Tischler & Dr. Alfonso García Vela, Researchers and Professors, Department of Postgraduate Studies on Sociology, Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities, BUAP – Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

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