Pluriversal Politics : The Real and the Possible / Arturo Escobar.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 
- Latin America in Translation
1 online resource (232 pages)
- Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Politics and government.
Political culture -- Latin America.
- In English.
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- In Pluriversal Politics Arturo Escobar engages with the politics of the possible and how established notions of what is real and attainable preclude the emergence of radically alternative visions of the future. Reflecting on the experience, philosophy, and practice of indigenous and Afro-descendant activist-intellectuals and on current Latin American theoretical-political debates, Escobar chronicles the social movements mobilizing to defend their territories from large-scale extractive operations in the region. He shows how these movements engage in an ontological politics aimed at bringing about the pluriverse-a world consisting of many worlds, each with its own ontological and epistemic grounding. Such a politics, Escobar contends, is key to crafting myriad world-making stories telling of different possible futures that could bring about the profound social transformations that are needed to address planetary crises. Both a call to action and a theoretical provocation, Pluriversal Politics finds Escobar at his critically incisive best.
Preface to the English Edition
Introduction: Another Possible Is Possible
Chapter 1. Theory and the Un/Real: Tools for Rethinking "Reality" and the Possible
Chapter 2. From Below, on the Left, and with the Earth: The Difference That Abya Yala/Afro/Latino América Makes
Chapter 3. The Earth~Form of Life: Nasa Thought and the Limits to the Episteme of Modernity
Chapter 4. Sentipensar with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimension of the Epistemologies of the South
Chapter 5. Notes on Intellectual Colonialism and the Dilemmas of Latin American Social Theory
Chapter 6. Postdevelopment @ 25: On "Being Stuck" and Moving Forward, Sideways, Backward, and Otherwise
Chapter 7. Cosmo/ Visions of the Colombian Pacific Coast Region and Their Socioenvironmental Implications: Elements for a Dialogue of Cosmo/Visions
Chapter 8. Beyond "Regional Development": A Design Model for Civilizational Transition in the Cauca River Valley, Colombia
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- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9781478012108 doi
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