Subalternity, Ruination, The Blues and Racial Capitalism: Tools for praxis in our time
What tools are adequate to critically diagnosing the contours of contemporary capital and inequality in our time? Sharad's work has taken him to specific ways of attending to this question, from South India to South Durban. He will share his attempts at thinking with and beyond the concepts 'subalternity' and 'ruination,' and how in both attempts this involves confronting a set of dominant approaches with the limits and possibilities imposed by racial capitalisms, broadly considered. This workshop will be oriented around discussing tools adequate to our praxis. Participants are encouraged to come with thoughts about their own uses of various theoretical and methodological tools in social research for social justice.