Books and Journals
This volume analyzes the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and the policy measures related to its containment in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributions highlight the consequences of the pandemic in terms of social inequalities, gender relations, violence against women, migration, democracy, human rights, protest mobilization and environmental policy.
(Post-)colonial Archipelagos: Comparing the Legacies of Spanish Colonialism in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines
The Puerto Rican debt crisis, the challenges of social, political, and economic transition in Cuba, and the populist politics of Duterte in the Philippines—these topics are typically seen as disparate experiences of social reality. Though these island territories were colonized by the same two colonial powers—by the Spanish Empire and, after 1898, by the United States—research in the fields of history and the social sciences rarely draws links between these three contexts.
Peace is a concept that is not usually associated with Latin America. Rather, various forms of violence, whether criminal, state, economic or cultural, are commonly associated with the region. The studies gathered here emphasize that, although the subcontinent is historically affected by these serious crises, it is also characterized by important attempts to confront them and seek forms of peaceful coexistence. The analytical perspective developed here understands peace as always intertwined with violence and proposes it as a continuous effort of resistance.
This book is an invitation to school communities (students, teachers and families) to build within the school practices a general project that aims to reflect, problematize and propose solutions generated from the school context in order to improve eating habits and well-being as biopsychosocial processes.
This volume examines the social, political, economic and cultural legacies of the last three colonies of the Spanish Empire: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The three former colonies offer an ideal setting for applying a comparative framework of analysis, insofar as they coincide in that their long-term colonial experiences were shaped by the same colonial powers and, moreover, converge in the difference of their geographical contexts and in their postcolonial trajectories.
In 2012, the book "En diálogo. Metodología horizontales en las ciencias sociales y culturales." (In Dialogue: Horizontal Methodologies in Social and Cultural Sciences), coordinated by Sarah Corona Berkin and Olaf Kaltmeier, was published almost simultaneously in Mexico and Germany (Methoden dekolonialisieren. Eine Werkzeugkiste zur Demokratisierung der Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot).
"Paisajes en transición" (Landscapes in transition) is the result of a sensorial exploration with eyes, notebook and cameras through territories and places of extermination in contemporary Mexico, as well as the ways in which they are intervened and re-signified by those who were traversed by violence, but who are not resigned to the passivity of the victim. In the midst of the pandemic that has installed a state of exception to the whole world, the story of this other emergency emerged, more deeply rooted and less visible.
This volume of fiar: forum for interamerican research, partly evolved out of the CALAS platform for dialogue "The Latin American Left in the 21st Century: Looking Back to the Future.”
Jessé Souza (Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), São Paulo): 100th anniversary of the death of Max Weber: Commemoration from the Americas (Introduction).
Wolfgang Schluchter (Heidelberg University, Germany): How Ideas Become Effective in History” Max Weber on Confucianism and Beyond
Colección CALAS / CLACSO
This new volume of the CLACSO-CALAS collection focuses on the articulation between politics, affects and identities. The contributions that integrate it reflect on the affective as a constitutive but not immutable component of human bonds and individual and collective identities.
Over the years, it has become clear that migration is a structural phenomenon in our societies and not a sporadic one. However, in recent decades, governments, international organizations and academia have associated migration with the concept of crisis. Why is human mobility still linked to the idea of an extraordinary event of modernity? Is migration a consequence of the crisis or a cause? How do different governments and international organizations construct the concept of migration crisis?
Since the dissolution of the European socialist bloc, the Cuban economy has been in a deep crisis that continues to be aggravated by the brutal trade and economic blockade by the United States. For more than 30 years, the island's government has been seeking to adapt its economic model to combine stability and growth with health, universal education and social justice.
Latin America, like many other regions of the planet, is undergoing a recomposition of the relations between the sphere of religion and the public space, of the boundaries and relations between these spaces, and of the entities involved in these relations (the State, the public and the religious).
To propose today a book on horizontality as a methodological perspective of work in social sciences and humanities implies to see with the spatial metaphor that the word invokes: between a background of vision at the same height of all and a predilection of future, of objective that is crossed out in advance by its own sign: the horizon is always beyond.
Avances de Investigación CALAS / CIHAC
This book presents a compelling mix of personal memories and stories of black women that makes visible armed and structural violence, racism and resilience. Personal and collective narratives, threaded with a critical anthropological and feminist look at the armed conflict and its impacts in Chocó, are joined by the productions of black women academics on this territory.
De guerrilleros, subversivos y terroristas: Discursos sobre la violencia en el Juicio a las Juntas (Argentina, 1985)
This working paper seeks to contribute to the reflection on the meaning of the Judgment and at the same time to contribute to the social and political history of language in Argentina
Ciclos de violencia y género: los momentos de conflicto en América Latina como generadores de identidad de género
This study suggests that correct female behavior was a type of public discourse in Latin America; thus, when women broke with these traditional norms, they provoked "moments of anxiety".
Images of the caravans of Central American migrants crossing the continent to reach the U.S. shocked media audiences around the globe. Associations were inevitable with the war in Syria and other countries that have provoked comparable displacements of people. The migrants' testimonies stated that they were fleeing violence, lack of employment, government corruption, a social crisis akin to a state of war.
The productions analyzed here are characterized, as is natural, by varied cinematographic planes, some more poetic than others, but in all of them there is a direct participation of the body and subjectivity in the processes they narrate, places where data persist that a sociological statistical count is not enough. All these women have produced poetics of interference filmed sparingly, with few resources and stripped of stridency.
Colección CALAS / Editorial de Guadalajara
The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused an unprecedented multi-crisis. Its consequences are global and all-encompassing, even if they have particularities in the different regions of the world that face it in very unequal conditions. They go beyond a health issue because of the varied and complex repercussions. This volume brings together research from the Social Sciences and Humanities that measure the impacts of the health crisis and governmental measures in Latin America and the Caribbean during the initial phase of the spread of the disease.
In Latin America, 60% of the population is under 30 years of age. This demographic fact, in itself, demonstrates the importance of youth and adolescents in the region. However, the young people represented in public and media discourses are often criminalized, infantilized and shown, in a reductive way, as problematic people or groups destined for consumption.