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The contemporary world has reached a pivotal moment of escalating injustices and apocalyptic risks, but also of unprecedented opportunities. Mounting pressures of social and ecological problems are met by a confluence of intellectual trends that allow the questioning of entrenched assumptions and the unleashing of a forward-oriented sociological imagination. In Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, a diverse collection of regional experts explore contemporary trends, alternative visions, and new directions for sociological research, raising issues that reflect the complexity of challenges facing future projects on a shared planet. Topics include:  • Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives in Latin America  • An African-centred approach to Knowledge Production  • Post-Islamist Democracy Based on the revised papers of the Opening and Closing Plenaries of the Third ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, Austria, July 2016, which Markus Schulz organized on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.”

Pueblos1 in Movement : Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives from Latin America
Pueblos in Movement
Nora Garita Bonilla

The main idea of my exposition: The proposal for the future is in collective action and social movements, and the new sociology is developing in studying these.

  • The expression ‘pueblos in movement’ is said in the plural, not in any way do I refer to the category ‘people’ as reflected by Ernesto Laclau, which in the singular is essentialist and points to an ‘impossible totality’ (Laclau 2005: 32).
  • ‘Pueblos’ is the name given to the indigenous villages or settlements during the period of Spanish colonization in America, and whose existence today is still living presence of colonialism (Quijano, 2012). The term ‘pueblos in movement’ points to the ...
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