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Are We Comparing Yet?

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Book Series: BiUP General ISBN: 9783839449776 9783837649772 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.14361/9783839449776 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Debates about the possibility of an open culture – or indeed about the possibility of an open debate about the openness of culture – often turn on questions of standards. But since no benchmark can be absolute, judgement is a proliferation of comparisons. Through a series of case studies in everyday and academic comparison (literature, history, politics, philosophy), Haun Saussy calls out the typical vices of comparison and proposes ways to unseat them. For however much it is abused, distorted, and manipulated, comparison retains an essential link to the idea of justice.

Crisis del multiculturalismo en América Latina

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Book Series: Afrontar las crisis desde América Latina ISBN: 9783839445259 9783837645255 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445259 Language: Spanish;
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Subject: Social Sciences
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Has the quality of life of indigenous peoples in Latin America improved after three decades in which legislation has been built that recognizes them? Statistical information and the increase in social conflict in indigenous territories leads to a negative answer to this question. This essay is a critical reflection on the exhaustion of the multicultural moment in Latin America from the dialogue with the critical thinking that has emerged from the movements themselves, especially from activists and intellectuals who denounce the relationship between recognition policies and extractivist capitalism, resisting the colonialist images that these policies reproduce because they deny the historicity and political potential of their peoples.

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