Issue 7

The Resurrection of the Public Intellectual? New Spaces for Public Intervention and the Collective Intellectual

Ulrich Oslender Department of Geographical & Earth Sciences University of Glasgow, Scotland (UK) Abstract: In this paper I engage with current debates over the role of the public intellectual in a world shaped by re-emerging binary thinking and old dualisms in new disguise. As some see “new public intellectuals” emerging in critical Geography, I […]

Rebel Consumerism – Notes About Aristocratic Anarchism

Franz Flórez  Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia

Social Sciences as Integrators of Knowledge in the Human Dimension

Joaquín Molano Barrero Universidad Nacional de Colombia Abstract: The institutionalization of science is linked to our dependence and our misery. It has its projection on research, docency, geopolitical control and the expropriation of our resources. This article analyzes the social sciences in relation to other disciplines and areas of knowledge, taking as element of […]

Scientific-Technological Education of Childhood Educators at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia

Yolanda RodRíguez Bernal Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia Lucy Patarroyo Caro Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia Luz Myriam Sierra Bonilla Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia Martha H. Arana Ercilla Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: This article is the result of the work of a research group composed of teachers […]

Reading At University Level – A Case Study: Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca

Martha Cecilia Andrade Calderón Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: This article is about the results reported on the descriptive and qualitative piece of research on reading skills. The study identifies the skills, attitudes, and reading competence of the students at Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca University and suggests an academic program to help […]

Re-reading Ecocritically the Criollista Canon: Mariano Latorre and Horacio Quiroga

Jonathan Tittler Rutgers University – Camden, USA Abstract: This article takes two representatives stories by leading criollista writers, “El hombre muerto” by Horacio Quiroga and “La epopeya de Moñi” by Mariano Latorre, and re-reads them through the politically charged lens of ecological criticism. After contextualizing the study by explaining the etymologies of “ecology” and […]

Three Narrative Spaces “Beyond Macondo” (Ángel, Fayad, Espinosa)

Cristo Rafael Figueroa Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia Abstract: This article tries to visualize three of the narrative trayectories that Colombian novelistics adopted after “The Autumn of the Patriarch” by Gabriel García Márquez: exploration of new literary forms to show the consequences of Colombian violence in female infancy and the […]

Two Strange Bedfellows – Of Ideology and Power in Althusser and Foucault

Pablo Francisco Pérez Navarro Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Abstract: In the contemporary cultural and philosophical context, there is a downright devaluation of the notion of ideology, after the abuse carried out by the popularization of the Marxist theory during the sixties and seventies. This paper considers the importance of maintaining alive a certain notion […]

The Return of Túpac Katari – Bolivia and Global Transformation Processes of Capitalism

Iñigo Errejón Galván University of California, Los Angeles, USA Jesús Espasandín López Universidad Complutense, España Pablo Iglesias Turrión University of Cambridge, UK Abstract: The electoral victory in 2005 of the Socialist Movement headed by Eva Morales had a worldwide significance. In this article, we will hold that the political events in Bolivia […]

The Institutionalization of Cultural Studies in the United States – The Case of the Doctorate in Cultural Studies of the University of California, Davis, Eight Years Into the Program

Robert McKee Irwin University of California, Davis, USA Abstract: This article describes the process of institutionalization of the field of cultural studies in the United States. The example of this process at the University of California, Davis, where a doctoral program in cultural studies was established eight years ago, while idiosyncratic, illustrates the kind […]

Gramscian Studies Today: Was Gramsci a Linguist?

Manuel S. Almeida Rodríguez Universidad de Puerto Rico Abstract: We take advantage of the 70th death anniversary of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937) to make a general revision of his work’s influence, especially his “Prison Notebooks”. We place our emphasis on one of the least studied topics in Gramscian Studies, his […]

Decolonial Moves: Trans-locating African Diaspora Spaces

Agustín Lao-Montes University of Massachusetts – Amherst, USA Abstract: This article develops a theoretical and methodological argument about how to analyze and transform capitalist modernity based on a conceptualization of the African Diaspora as geo-historical key category. That entails, first, a long process in which historical subjects, cultural expressions, intellectual currents and social movements […]

“Watchdogs” – Citizenship and Discourses of Development

Jorge Legoas P. Université Laval, Québec, Canadá Abstract: This article analyzes the discourse of citizenship and development made by the international cooperation network and that is used in NGO and State development projects. From a post-structuralist approach I show that the predominant controlling role of transparency principles and vigilance practices significantly affects the notions […]