Issue 12

Cultural studies in Central America: the PhD Program on Studies on Society and Culture, Costa Rica University

Patricia Fumero Universidad de Costa Rica Abstract: This paper discusses the need to institutionalize inter-, multi- and trans- disciplinary work in order to analyze socio-cultural processes from complex analytic approaches. Also, it highlights the role of long-distance institutional/interpersonal peer alliances, as a choice to make the most of the typically scant resources available to […]

Cultural studies in the Americas: commitment, cooperation, transformation

Gisela Cánepa Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Abstract: This paper is structured in two parts: (I) an overview of cultural studies in Peru and their institutionalization in academic programs, aiming to discuss the challenges posed by cultural studies in the Peruvian context; and (II) a discussion regarding the political vocation of cultural studies, organized […]

The transforming reason. Reflections on knowledge position in cultural studies

Ricardo J. Kaliman UNT-CONICET, Argentina Abstract: This paper examines the assumption of a specific knowledge, which has been attributed to Latin American cultural studies practitioners and constitutes its specific contribution in the political arena. I maintain here that such knowledge is possible, even though it is not supported by a mere institutional endorsement. In […]

Cultural Studies in Latin America: Interculurality, Affirmative Action, and the Meeting of Knowledges

José Jorge de Carvalho Universidad de Brasilia, Brasil Abstract: This article proposes a re-foundation of Cultural Studies in Latin America, recovering its critical and theoretical legacy, which is constitutive of this area of studies since it was founded in Birmingham in the sixties. This re-foundation of its critical stand is actualized now in the […]

(Inter)cultural studies on a decolonial note

Catherine Walsh Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador Abstract: “Cultural studies” in Latin America make part of a naming policy manifested on legacies and frequently mapped as a whole, hiding or overlooking differences within themselves. This paper looks at the source of cultural studies in Latin America in general, and at the Quito Simón Bolívar […]

Social Work and Social Responsibility: Notes for an Ideological Discussion

Martha Quiroga Parra Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Freddy Vargas Jaimes Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Andrés Eduardo Cruz Suárez Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: The relationship between Social Work and social responsibility is grounded on its historic and conceptual links, from which a contradictory system arises between […]

Between spoil and banishment: social representations of territory among a displaced population settled in the county of Soacha, Cundinamarca

Yuri Chávez Plazas Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Yuri Romero Picón Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia Abstract: This paper follows the theoretical-methodological guidelines for the study of social representations of territory. It aims to report findings from an ongoing research whose goal is understanding which social representations are guiding practices and interactions among […]

Skinheads and history

Sebastián Vargas Universidad Minuto de Dios, Colombia Abstract: This paper was inspired by the interest to explore the ways how common people — outside academia— perceive and re-appropriate history. In particular, readings and uses of history among two groups from the city of Bogotá —Naziskins and RASH— are studied. This paper is organized in […]

Recovered companies in Argentina: gendered production, space and schedule

María Inés Fernández Álvarez CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Florencia Partenio CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Abstract: The recovery of companies and factories has been one of the most intriguing social mobilization experiences in recent years in Argentina. The term recovered factory has been used to name a specific struggle for […]

Language, discipline and progress: French language teaching in the Second University District in the Nueva Granada 1826-1850

Sandra Camelo Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Andrea Sánchez Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France Abstract: This research tackles the discourse institutionalization of the French language teaching. Traditionally, power relations -underlying pedagogical practices and determining subjects’ relations in French language teaching institutions- have been neglected. The methodological approach to this problematic consists on two […]

On modest witnesses and zero-points of observation: the uncomfortable intersections between science and coloniality

Liliana Vargas-Monroy Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain Abstract: This work aims to problematize the relationship between science and coloniality by following two traditions of contemporary critical thought. Having this goal in mind, some of the central debates in Feminist Studies of Science and postcolonial Latin-American theory are discussed, particularly the […]

Biopolitics and coloniality. A critical reading of Homo sacer

Alejandro De Oto CONICET / Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Argentina María Marta Quintana CONICET / Universidad Nacional de Rionegro, Argentina Abstract: This paper revisit Giorgio Agamben’s theses — mainly present in Homo sacer I— on biopolitics, sovereign power and bare life. It aims to formulate a criticism to the […]

18th Century: The emergence of biopolitics

Santiago Castro-Gómez, Pontifcia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Domination and Corporality: Government Techniques in the Conquest of America

Luis Adrián Mora Rodríguez, Escuela de Estudios Generales, Universidad de Costa Rica