Critical Analysis for Movement Building: Antonio Gramsci and Conjunctural Analysis
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May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until May 24, 2019
Conjunctural analysis is a powerful method to both understand and transform our present moment. This three-part seminar led by Dr. Jordan T. Camp and Rev. Claudia de la Cruz considers the role of conjunctural analysis in political and social movements. It will explore the development of this method by Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci sought to analyze decisive conjunctures, or historical moments when previous separate forces merge to create political and economic transformation. While Gramsci penned his observations in a fascist prison in the 1920s and 1930s, his interventions continue to have direct relevance. The course will introduce participants with the skills to conduct their own conjunctural analysis of the present moment through readings and discussions. Throughout the course, we will consider how this form of analysis is being taken up in projects of popular education and political organizations to spark people’s imagination about possible futures, and to suggest that “it is upon this terrain that the forces of opposition organize.
Claudia de la CruzClaudia is the People's Forum's Director of Culture. She was born in the South Bronx to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. She is a popular educator, community organizer and theologian. In her role as Director of Culture at The People’s Forum, Claudia is committed to contribute her experiences and skills … Read More ›
Jordan T. CampJordan T. Camp is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on racism, capitalism, culture, critical geography, people's history, political economy, social movements, and social theory. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016); co-editor (with Christina … Read More ›