Coloquios interdisciplinarios It is a section in which debates on a specific topic will be published, with the participation of four or five specialists from different disciplines. The mechanism lies in promoting the discussion on a specific essay by an academic of the social sciences invited by the editorial committee of the journal to promote dialogue, debate and discussion of ideas, concepts and methodological proposals. The arbitration will be open and public, implementing communication and academic confrontation as an alternative form of evaluation.
Vol 3 Num 6 (2020)
Evangelicals and political power in Mexico: reconfiguring alliances and antagonisms
- Cecilia Delgado-Molina
Vol 2 Num 4 (2019)
Inequalities and the re-politicization of the social in Latin America
- Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz
The social question in Latin America has been depoliticized, since the 1980s, from the conception of deprivation imposed by the prevailing approaches to poverty. Although later, due to the importance acquired by the problem of inequality, the question of power could not be ignored, a perspective was imposed that has limited the understanding of conflict. In the present text and from an alternative proposal to address inequalities, where power and conflict gain prominence, we seek to re-politicize the social. In this regard, two sets of problems are addressed. The first has to do with the dynamics of deep disempowerment that the new model of globalized accumulation has generated, sustaining the (neo) liberal order, and that has led to a not inconsiderable part of the subaltern sectors being cornered in a situation of marginalization. Social. The second is that, despite this, there are responses from these sectors to resist this disempowerment and even partially reverse it. Among these responses, the following stand out: violence, migration, religiosity and collective action. It concludes with reflections on the relevance of thinking about inequalities from this perspective to see how the social, with the (neo) liberal order, has been re-politicized in a broad and profound way.
Social inequality in Latin America. Structural explanations and everyday experiences
- Gonzalo A. Saraví
The antagonism of the struggles in defense of life as a process of re-politicization of the social in Latin America. A dialogue with Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz
- Lorena Navarro Trujillo Mine
Vol 1 Issue 1 (2018)
Global shift to the right and the relevance of anthropology
- Gustavo Lins Ribeiro
The decrease in the importance of the participation of anthropologists in public debates is the result of various factors, some internal to the discipline, others external. Triviality, high specialization, and neglect of issues of broad public interest are issues that need to be debated. Likewise, the current resurgence of discourses of intolerance and racism points to the possible arrival of a postmulticultural era where anthropological knowledge must be repositioned. The internet is another important variable in understanding contemporary anti-intellectualism, as it generates a renewed illusion of transparency that makes the social sciences seem useless. Ethnography, with its ability to bring us closer to agents, is a basis for anthropologists to take up a political / public role.