How to understand the current strengthening of right-wing political movements in Latin America?

IPW Lecture (HYBRID) by María Luz Ruffini (CCCONFINES - UNVM / CONICET, Argentina)

Speaker: Dra. María Luz Ruffini (CCCONFINES – UNVM / CONICET, Argentina / Guestprofessor at the Research Network Latin America/University of Vienna)
Comments: Fabio Wolkenstein and Eszter Kováts (University of Vienna)
Moderation: Tobias Boos (Research Network Latin America / University of Vienna)

Format: HYBRID  – Audience can attend in person or online
Location: University of Vienna / NIG, Conference Room IPW (A 0222), 2nd floor, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
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Meeting-ID: 513 858 2609
Code: 975689

The crisis of the Latin American popular governments at the beginning of the century and the advance of the right-wing political movements have been, in recent years, a privileged object of reflection for the social sciences. In this regard, the old Spinozian question: Why do men fight for their slavery as if it were their freedom? is updated: Why do the oppressed vote for their oppressors? What leads the popular sectors to identify with the dominants?
To approach this question in a new way, first of all, we will start by recognizing the limits of political efficacy of criticism and denaturation as tools for social transformation. On this basis, we will propose two lines of analysis: the understanding of the concrete development of popular processes and their crisis (from the Foucauldian studies of governmentality in articulation with tools of the anthropology of politics) and the approach of the effects associated with the fact of that these political processes emerge conditioned by the anthropocenic horizon that, according to Rosi Braidotti, globally and multiscalarly combines the sixth extinction in progress and the fourth industrial revolution (ubiquitous digitization of socio-productive processes and life as a whole). All this leads us to broaden our horizons of theoretical, political and epistemological imagination, for which the contributions of „intersectional technological feminisms“ and new materialisms will be essential.

Kategorie: Events
Datum: 5. June 2023, 17:00–18:30
Ort: Universität Wien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Konferenzraum IPW (A222), NIG, 2. St.