The concept of crisis seems to be an intermittent category that, every so often, appears in the field of social thought to describe an era, or a matrix of intelligibility to think about the tensions and conflicts that shape different geopolitical scenarios. But this concept not only has served to think about cyclical aspects of the political economy of different countries or regional blocks, but has also worked with culture in its different manifestations: politics, art, and language, among others. This is why the notion of crisis encompasses problems as general as the civilization destiny of an era - with its current approaches to social inequalities, humanitarian, environmental, and representational crises - or more specific issues rooted in the political crises of a country or region.
Regarding the Congress “The Latin American social thought facing the idea of crisis”, it will be interesting to investigate what crisis concepts are currently being developed and exist in Latin America and the Caribbean, both from instruments of thought and from experiences. What uses are given to the variants of crises in the current situation, and in what capacity is the use of this term? It intends to pay special attention to the different emergency cycles of the concept of crisis as a matrix explanation of a given reality, and also the way in which Latin America and the Caribbean have thought and currently think about regional and global crises. That is, it is about considering this region as a place of enunciation especially capable of producing explanations and models to manage the category of crisis, although these are often dissimilar and contradictory.