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    Guidelines for direct action during the Twenty-First Century years of plague

    Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2021) Guidelines for direct action during the Twenty-First Century years of plague. Hodos-Revista Internacional de Filosofia 10 (13), pp. 87-111. ISSN 2322-8369.

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    Abstract

    This essay is an invitation to consider the question of direct action in the acts of protest that have dominated the public scene during the twenty-first century years of plague. It explores the role of aesthetic ideas that can guide realization-comparisons and the performance of acts in real-time. As such, it works from within an undercurrent of political philosophy originating between Europe, Africa and the Americas. Namely, utopianism. From Thomas More’s Utopia to Julio Cortázar Una utopía realizable. From Marx’s “new struggle in the press” to the combative acts of enslaved Africans in the Americas. From the (post-Kantian) ideals of the imagination to the prefigurative politics of Tricontinentalism, and the New Left that is being reinvented nowadays by art practices intersecting ethical and legal discourses as gallery space spills over into street space and now-time explodes the not-yet in real-time social struggle. This essay is structured into six sections containing six simple guidelines for direct action during the twenty-first century years of plague.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Law and the Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 14:19
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 00:09
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45344

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