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 6 No 11 (2023)
Essays on the abyss: politics of the gaze, violence, technopolitics.
- Rossana Reguillo
The essay incorporates three large areas of transformations that have shaken up the contemporary scene: institutional deterioration, the detonation of the social pact(s), and the exhaustion of ecosystems, both biological and sociopolitical. The objective is to think about the impacts of these transformations on our mindsets and address the critical work involved in the production of knowledge about the world. This essay brings the question of methodological imagination to the center of the discussion in an attempt to illuminate an area that often is opaque in academic work. Three dimensions that have marked the work of ros as a researcher and thinker about the modern world are addressed, deepening understanding of the social production of meaning and the dynamics of power.
“They Are Fumigating the Coronavirus.” Conspiracy Rumors on Social Networks and Their Political Uses in Mexico
- Amparo Marroquín Parducci
The Event Barges In: The Horror of Modern Violence and the Erosion of the Social Pact at Mexico’s Northern Border
- Salvador Salazar Gutierrez
The Spin of the Planet and the Crisis of Futures: Brief Commentary on the Text of Rossana Reguillo
- Mary Louise Pratt
The Methodological Imagination at the Edge: Notes about the Production of Knowledge
- Dorismilda Flores-Márquez
Vol 3 Num 6 (2020)
The evangelical people: hegemonic construction, minority disputes and conservative reaction
- Joanildo Burity
Latin American evangelical politics can be seen, in Laclauian terms, as a construction of the people. More precisely, as the construction of the evangelical people, a minority with demands and a voice of its own in a “Catholic” continent of secular states. It is an evangelical construction of a country’s people in contexts in which evangelicals are considered a sociopolitical force with hegemonic aspirations. However, this double narrative has become complicated in recent years in the rough seas of the so-called conservative wave. A prominent alliance between the political far-right, neoliberalism and the parliamentary and pastoral evangelical elite reverberates from Brazil, which creates serious issues for the expectations of a pluralist impact of the public evangelical presence.
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.