Put into practice, open science implies an alternative way of generating and disseminating knowledge that marks a break with the model promoted by publishing companies and indexing systems. From our humble trench, at Encartes we defend and promote any and all initiative that aims to open up science and critical thinking in society and the scientific community.
Vol 2 No 3 (2019)
Encartes and Open Science
Resist dehumanization. Civil society in the face of disappearances, coercion of freedom of expression and forced displacement in Mexico
- Severine durin
Parents looking for traces of their children in vacant lots. Journalists who have nightmares in which they are executed by high-powered weapons. Young people who testify to obtain recognition of forced disappearances in Mexico before international actors. Human rights activists who keep track and record of the invisible victims of the so-called war on drug trafficking, that is, displaced people. These themes make up the four texts in this dossier, which were written by women who move between academia and activism. In them the dehumanization of discourse and militaristic actions are exposed, the meanings of those who suffer and resist such circumstances are illuminated, and the cruel way in which Mexican society has been hit by the militarization of public security is evidenced.
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Combing history against the grain: reflections on the search and exhumation of mass graves in Mexico
- Carolina Robledo Silvestre
Mexicans in Exile and their political performance: a trench of resistance to the war on drug trafficking
- May-ek Querales Mendoza
Journalism under fire. Lethal Methods of Press Coercion During the Drug War
- Severine durin
Feminine spiritualities: the case of women's circles
- Maria del Rosario Ramirez Morales
Keywords: women's circles, sacred body, spirituality, feminism, mystical feminism.
WThis article aims to show the links and differences that are woven between alternative spiritualities and feminism through the analysis of women's circles as an archetypal model of female organization. Women's circles are taken as an ethnographic and empirical basis when they are considered spaces where religious and spiritual senses are recreated from non-ecclesial bases, collectivities highly influenced by the feminist perspective by allowing the recreation of women from themselves, their ways of believing and practice, and define and redefine oneself from own, bodily and experiential narratives.
Social research and political action in the context of violence. Reflections on my experience in Community Press in Guatemala
- Santiago Bastos
Keywords: communities, dispossession, Guatemala, collaborative research.
Dfter the genocide of the 1980s and the peace process in Guatemala, a process of territorial dispossession was launched linked to the activity of extractive industries and megaprojects. The response was a mobilization of the affected communities that became the axis of the indigenous and anti-neoliberal organization in the country, to which the State has responded with the delegitimization, repression and criminalization of leading activists and community authorities. In this context, a group of activists invited me to participate in a political project to support these communities through analysis, dissemination and reflection. The same context forced the project to end up becoming an alternative communication initiative - Community Press - and actions against criminalization. In this text I reflect on my experience in this space and this process, as a case of political use of the profession of social researcher. I dwell on the challenges and possibilities that the processes in which the social sciences are transformed into tools for communicative and legal action pose, and I show the tensions that were present.
Nasa Phtamnxûu. Nasa indigenous casorio
- Alejandra Muñoz Ruiz
- Mateo Leguizamón
The purpose of this document is to show the historical framework in which, on the one hand, the audiovisual product produced by Aica Colectivo on the rescue of the indigenous marriage is developed and, on the other, to trace the route of consolidation of the knowledge that is generated from the indigenous Nasa, in an exercise that allows to limit the cultural distances that today are present in the rest of the cultures of the country. This work aims to sketch the story of the Nasa Paez indigenous people, a native people of the ancestral territory of Tierradentro, Cauca-Colombia and whose mother tongue is Nasaywe, a community in constant resistance and in a struggle to forge its own history following in the footsteps of their ancestors.
To make tuba in Mexico and the Philippines. Four centuries of shared history
- Paulina Machuca
The main objective of this documentary is to show the art of making tuba in two geographically distant places, but united by history: Colima, in western Mexico and Bohol, in the Philippines. The tuba is a drink obtained from the sap of the palm tree (Cocos nucifera L.), whose technique was introduced in western Mexico in the 17th century, thanks to the Filipinos who arrived aboard the Manila Galleon. The public will be able to know, from a comparative perspective, the processes of its elaboration, its forms of consumption and commercialization, as well as its cultural importance in their respective contexts.
Masculinities in northern Mexico
- Misael Hernandez
- Joel Pedraza Mandujano
The Dr. Misael Hernández, research professor at El Colegio de la Frontera based in Matamoros, talks about how new masculinities are constructed from gender studies and cultural studies. The researcher makes a historical review about the subject and the way in which it has interacted with other fields, such as studies queer. It delves into the way in which the concept of hegemonic masculinity has changed, both temporally and geographically, throughout history from the 1980s to now.
Autobiographical testimonials. First part
- Rodolfo Stavenhagen
- Guillermo de la Peña
ROdolfo Stavenhagen (1932-2016) was one of the most important social scientists in Latin America in the last six decades. He had to live and participate in significant moments and scenarios in the history of Mexico and the world: of "interesting times", Eric Hobsbawm would say (alluding to the Chinese proverb: "God save us from interesting times"). On several occasions, during the second half of 2015, Rodolfo agreed to talk with me about his life and work. They were informal conversations, and for me fascinating, in which he let his memory flow spontaneously, while we enjoyed a good tequila on the terrace of his house in Cuernavaca. Not only was I interested in exploring his intellectual development in the context of the Mexican, American, French and Latin American academic world, I also wanted to understand the moral search of a human person committed to his circumstance.
Sexual and reproductive rights of women in Latin America under debate
- Alma Luz Beltrán and Puga
- Angelica Peñas Defago
- Marta Rodriguez from Assis Machado
- moderator Rachel sieder
The arrival of sexual and reproductive rights on the public agenda marked a new moment in the dynamics between law and society in Latin America. But despite important regional and international advances in guaranteeing sexual and reproductive rights in recent years, these often provoke tensions between those who favor their recognition and those who oppose them. In the discrepancy of this issue of Inserts, we hope to clarify some of the main points of the debate around this topic so fundamental for the life and health of women, and for social equality in Latin America.
Género en la encrucijada de la historia social y cultural de México
Susie S. Porter and María Teresa Fernández (eds.), 2015 El Colegio de Michoacán / CIESAS, Zamora, 364 pp.
Culture, politics and daily life in Mexico from a gender perspective
- Agustin Vaca
The collective work Gender at the crossroads of the social and cultural history of Mexico is directed, above all, to the frontal combat against prejudices, biological, social, religious or of any other kind, which historically have prevented, and some still do, the full participation of women in public life, at the same time that it is an effort to penetrate deep into the historical thickness that corresponds to them in their own right.
Movimientos sociales del México contemporáneo
Luis Rigoberto Gallardo (coord.), 2017 University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, 291 pp.
Questions about social movements
- Jorge Alonso
Those who wanted to get away from capitalism from above, failed to get out of it and returned. Taking power to change society, it has been seen that it is not the way. The question is how to get out of capitalism from below, transforming society to end the dominant power. You have to learn to think slowly so as not to be devastated by urgency. We must gradually calibrate the challenges, dilemmas, problems, contradictions, but also the possibilities that open to certain options. In all these reflections, reading this book can encourage us to continue delving into the contributions of social movements.
Ver con los otros. Comunicación intercultural
Jesús Martín Barbero and Sarah Corona Berkin (coord.), 2017 FCE, Mexico City, 151 pp.
See with the others. A dialogic and horizontal proposal in research
- Jose Manuel Valenzuela
Ver con los otros. Comunicación intercultural is a powerful work that breaks new ground in academic debates concerned with the role of academia in the (re) production of the colonial order and social inequality. It is also committed to critical research that aims to transform the world together with those who are subalternized in the research process, and made invisible from a supposed condition of objects or mere transmitters of knowledge.
Los estudios de género en el norte de México a umbrales del siglo XXI
Silvia López Estrada and Cirila Quintero Ramírez (coord.), 2014 El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, 376 pp.
Gender inequalities in northern Mexico
- Maria Eugenia de la O
This work brings together different specialists who offer an interesting overview of the social, economic and political conditions in which women in northern Mexico live from a gender perspective. The book offers the reader detailed information on research carried out with academic rigor, but with a language accessible to a non-specialized audience. The text addresses classic and constitutive themes of the field of gender studies such as the social division of labor, the family, violence, the construction of meanings, power, participation and political representation.