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Critical Interculturality and Horizontal Methodologies in Latin America

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ISBN 9781032397313
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

In this edifying volume Sarah Corona and Claudia Zapata extrapolate the causes for the divisions between groups in Latin American society, bringing their years of experience investigating the conditions and consequences of heterogeneity in the region.

First, Corona approaches the problem of difference and heterogeneity epistemologically, asking about the possible benefits of horizontal modes of knowledge production between academics and the "social other." She demands reification for those without access to institutions who experience social ills and theorizes a trans-disciplinary dialogue to discover a horizontal construction of knowledge. Zapata evaluates and questions whether indigenous people throughout the continent have had their quality of life improved by the recognition of their collective rights as peoples. These two works provide overviews of a Latin American multiculturalism that connects to parallel movements in North America and Europe. Combined they offer a guide that could be vital to future activism and social work whether in the classroom or on the streets.

Critical Interculturality and Horizontal Methodology in Latin America will appeal to scholars and students who are in need of new ways to comprehend the current strain of multiculturalism and plurality. It offers reflections on how social research can be not only sensitive to the epistemologies and interests of the "cultural other," but approach parity and horizontality in dialogue.

Table of Contents


Sarah Corona Berkin and Claudia Zapata Silva

1. The Horizontal Production of Knowledge

Sarah Corona Berkin

2. Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America

Claudia Zapata Silva

3. Author Interview

Olaf Kaltmeier

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Sarah Corona Berkin received a doctorate in communication from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She is currently a professor at the University of Guadalajara, a position she previously held at the Metropolitan Autonomous University at its Xochimilco campus. She has conducted research on written and visual communication in different social groups, intercultural education and communication, indigenous education, the history of books published by the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP), as well as reading in distinct social groups.

Claudia Zapata Silva holds a PhD in History from the University of Chile, where she is an associate professor at the Center for Latin American Cultural Studies. She specializes in contemporary Latin American history, indigenous movements, and Latin American critical thought. Among her other publications is the book Intelectuales indígenas en Ecuador, Bolivia y Chile: Diferencia, colonialismo y anticolonialismo and Franz Fanon desde América Latina.