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Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.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.
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"With optimism of the will and of the intellect, Arturo Escobar does not tell us what is or what could be; rather he contributes tools to imagine possibility differently-to dare think the unthinkable. The pluriverse he proposes is unknown practice, that, however, does not authorize us to think it is impossible practice." -- Marisol de la Cadena, author of * Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds * "Conveying a powerful message about the dire state of the world, Arturo Escobar offers a monumental critique: the crisis we face is civilizational; the tools that modernity has made available are inadequate to the tasks we face; and the only viable way forward entails a radical break from conventional practices. Escobar's vigorous call to decolonize our imaginaries in order to liberate our individual and collective sense of what is possible is compelling, deeply inspiring, and sure to spark urgently needed dialogue." -- Charles R. Hale, coeditor of * Otros Saberes: Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Cultural Politics *
Arturo Escobar is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the author of several books, including Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds and Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes, both also published by Duke University Press.
Preface to the English Edition ix Prologue xxxv Acknowledgments xxxix Introduction: Another Possible Is Possible 1 1. Theory and the Un/Real: Tools for Rethinking "Reality" and the Possible 13 2. From Below, on the Left, and with the Earth: The Difference that Abya Yala/Afro/Latino America Makes 31 3. The Earth-Form of Life: Nasa Thought and the Limits to the Episteme of Modernity 46 4. Sentipensar with the Earth: Territorial Struggles and the Ontological Dimension of the Epistemologies of the South 67 5. Notes on Intellectual Colonialism and the Dilemmas of Latin American Social Theory 84 6. Postdevelopment @ 25: On "Being Stuck" and Moving Forward, Sideways, Backward, and Otherwise (a Conversation with Gustavo Esteva) 97 7. Cosmo/Visions of the Colombian Pacific Coast Region and Their Socioenvironmental Implications: Elements for a Dialogue of Cosmo/Visions 120 8. Beyond "Regional Development": A Design Model for Civilizational Transition in the Cauca River Valley, Colombia 136 Notes 159 References 175 Index 185