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An Ecology of Knowledges: An Interview with Micha Rahder

colinhoag , March 1st, 2022


An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation By Micha Rahder, Independent Scholar 336pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press § Colin Hoag spoke…


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Maka Suarez: Thinking about debt with David Graeber and La PAH

focaal_admin , December 21st, 2021


Let me begin by saying “this is a thought experiment”; a phrase David often used, and I find useful. In this talk I’d like to propose an approach…


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Helicopter Images: Mediating Injustice in Environmental Film

colinhoag , November 23rd, 2021


Marian Ahn Thorpe, Princeton University § The fictional movie Even the Rain (Bollaín 2010) tells the story of a Spanish-Mexican team as it attempts to make a drama…


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Juan Luis Rodríguez on his book, Language and Revolutionary Magic in the Orinoco Delta

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https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-and-revolutionary-magic-in-the-orinoco-delta-9781350115767/ Interview by Rusty Barrett Rusty Barrett: First, for those unfamiliar with Venezuela, coul…


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Key Insights for Thinking and Doing Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Work: Contributions from Latin America

Maria Goñi Mazzitelli , June 22nd, 2021


Ryoji Iwata/ Unsplash In April 2021, the First ESOCITE-LALICS Conference took place, albeit virtually. This was the first virtual Conference organized with the collaboration of the Asociación Latinoam…


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Abram Lutes: Anatomy of an Autogolpe: On the consolidation of Nayib Bukele’s power in El Salvador

focaal_admin , May 26th, 2021


For the first time since El Salvador’s mid-20th century military dictatorship, a single political party dominates both the legislative and executive branches of the government, and by all…


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Jaime A Alves: F*ck the Police! Murderous cops, the myth of police fragility and the case for an insurgent anthropology

focaal_admin , April 27th, 2021


‘Blue lives matter,’ says the mantra of police fragility. The mythology about defenseless officers being hunted and killed by criminals is indeed a powerful one, mobilized by right-wing…


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Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

focaal_admin , January 16th, 2021


As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…


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Corpses in the street, psychologist on the phone: Telepsychology, neoliberalism and Covid-19 in Ecuador by Manuel Capella

Manuel Capella , December 15th, 2020


Pavel Égüez, “Cuarentena (Quarantine)” (2020), Oil paint on cardboard. In March 2020, the health and funerary system collapsed in Guayaquil. The largest city in Ecuador was one of…


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The Networked Animita: Transgender Remembrance on Social Media

Baird Campbell , November 19th, 2020


Tomorrow, November 20th, the world will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to collectively mourn and remember those who have died as a result of transphobia. Started…


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Connectedness in a Time of Pandemic

Roberto J. González , October 22nd, 2020


Right now, many of us are reevaluating what it means to be connected. In the United States, we often think of connectivity as having wireless broadband service, or…


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Transgression as the Life-World

Monica Berger Gonzalez , October 20th, 2020


That Sunday morning the words came from my colleague José, secretary of the Q’eqchi’ Council of Elders Releb’aal Saq’e’(ACGERS), located in Poptun, Petén… “Tata Mingo is dead, he…


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Bioethical Guidelines of ‘Extreme Triage’ Under Covid: The Question of ‘Possible Lives’ in Latin America

Rebecca_Irons , September 15th, 2020


ABRIL SALDAÑA Assuming a shortage of medical resources to treat patients with Covid-19, many countries in Latin America have discussed or established bioethical guides for limited resource allocat…


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Bioethics as a Mediator in Times of Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , September 11th, 2020


CARLA ALICIA SUÁREZ FÉLIX During the last months, as the world has been marked by the pandemic, there has been much discussion about the role that bioethics could…


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Complex Bioethics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , September 9th, 2020


Alterity and Otherness as a Necessary Framework for Thinking About New Social Relationships in a New Post-Pandemic World LUCAS FRANÇA GARCIA AND JOSÉ ROBERTO GOLDIM In Brazil, the…


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When Coronavirus Meets an Armed Conflict

Rebecca_Irons , September 7th, 2020


Death and Dying in Colombia During the COVID-19 Pandemic MARÍA FERNANDA OLARTE-SIERRA Not all dead bodies are the same, just as not all deaths are equal. Some dead…


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Problemas bioéticos ¿emergentes o persistentes? expuestos por la pandemia COVID-19

Rebecca_Irons , September 4th, 2020


JOSÉ RAMÓN ACOSTA SARIEGO El escenario de una catástrofe anunciada. La pandemia COVID-19 ha mostrado en toda su crudeza las falencias, vulnerabilidades, injusticias y desigualdades que aquejan …


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The Vector, the Viruses, and the “Healthy World”: Placing Aedes aegypti in Brazil

Luísa Reis-Castro , September 2nd, 2020


Mosquito: the “most dangerous animal in the world,” human’s “deadliest predator.” This insect is often described as the most probable target for gene-editing technologies that have the potential…


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Values Revealed: COVID-19 in Cuba

Rebecca_Irons , September 2nd, 2020


CARLOS JESÚS DELGADO DÍAZ The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cuba on March 11, 2020. Since then, 2291 patients have been confirmed to have had the…


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So long, Indiana Jones, or who owns “El Mirador”?

Alejandra Colom , September 1st, 2020


The rule of “finders, keepers” has held true for most archaeological discoveries at least since museums, as we now know them, have existed. Collectors of foreign objects have…


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Introduction to Series: COVID-19 voices from Latin America and the Caribbean

Rebecca_Irons , August 31st, 2020


ABRIL SALDANA By August 2020, Latin America and the Caribbean has become the epicentre of the pandemic with more than 5.4 million COVID-19 cases confirmed and 210,000 fatalities….


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Sanitary cordons in COVID-19: experience and the object of epidemiological interventions by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , August 4th, 2020


What is the object of epidemiological interventions during an epidemic? Is it the virus, the disease, the fear, the chaos, or the threat to security? And what is the objective…


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Surveillant Materialities of Migrant (Im)mobility: Reconceptualizing Border Technologies

Lupe Flores , July 28th, 2020


After lunch on the day I arrived at Casa Begoña Migrant Shelter in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México, Doña Paquita, a shelter director, came to fetch me from the comedor,…


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#PostCoronaUniversity: an opportunity for Argentine and Brazilian social sciences?

Ana Marcela França , July 17th, 2020


Nowadays, most people are asking themselves what will happen in the coming months. In this time of COVID-19, it is not just the present that is under threat…


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