1st Edition

Convivial Constellations in Latin America
From Colonial to Contemporary Times

ISBN 9780367419967
Published July 31, 2020 by Routledge
194 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives on conviviality, this book considers the ways in which Latin America, a continent marked by deep inequalities, has managed to afford, create, sustain, and contest forms of living together with difference across time and space. Interdisciplinary in approach and presenting studies from various nations across the continent – from the medieval period to the present day – it considers the ways in which Latin America might contribute to our understanding of the relationship between inequality, difference, diversity, and sociability. As such, it will appeal to scholars of history, sociology, geography, anthropology, development studies, postcolonial and social theory with interests in Latin American studies, and in the contingencies and contradictions of living together in profoundly unequal societies.

Table of Contents


Luciane Scarato, Fernando Baldraia and Maya Manzi

Part 1: Convivial Bonds

1. The Neglected Nexus between Conviviality and Inequality

Sérgio Costa

2. Political Conviviality and the Role of Opposition and Opponents in Late Twentieth-Century Latin American Political Discourse

Osvaldo Barreneche

3. Railways and Conviviality: The Fringes of Progress in Minas Gerais, 1841-1930

Luciane Scarato

4. In Search of Conviviality in Latin American Cities: An Essay from Urban Anthropology

Ramiro Segura

Part 2: Conviviality Between Norm And Praxis

5. Imperial Conviviality: Producing Difference in the TransAtlantic Iberian World

Karen Graubart

6. Mestizaje and Conviviality in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

Peter Wade

7. Syncretism and Pluralism in the Configuration of Religious Diversity in Brazil

Paula Montero

Part 3: Contested Conviviality

8. Conviviality on the Brink: Blackness, Africanness and Marginality in Rio de Janeiro

Tilmann Heil

9. Routine Violence and the Limits of Conviviality in a Colonial Society

Felipe Castro Gutiérrez

10. Fighting Against or Coexisting with Drought? Conviviality, Inequality and Peasant Mobility in Northeast Brazil

Maya Manzi

11. Epistemologies for Conviviality, or Zumbification

Fernando Baldraia

Final Considerations

Luciane Scarato, Fernando Baldraia and Maya Manzi

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Luciane Scarato, postdoctoral researcher at Mecila, São Paulo, Brazil and at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Fernando Baldraia,  postdoctoral researcher at Mecila, São Paulo, Brazil and at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Maya Manzi, postdoctoral researcher at Mecila, São Paulo, Brazil and the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Germany.

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