Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledges

@article{Santos2007BeyondAT,
  title={Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledges},
  author={Boaventura de Sousa Santos},
  journal={Canadian Parliamentary Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={130-147}
}
  • B. Santos
  • Published 2007
  • Law
  • Canadian Parliamentary Review
Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He is Director of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and Director of the Center of Documentation on the Revolution of 1974, at the same University. He has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese… 

Eurocentrism, Political Struggles and the Entrenched Will-to-Ignorance: An Introduction

This edited collection is an interdisciplinary production, bringing the work of international scholars and political activists within a wide range of approaches and disciplines, including History,

Contextualising Boaventura de Sousa Santos's post-colonial legal theory

  • J. Barreto
  • Art
    International Journal of Law in Context
  • 2017
Boaventura de Sousa Santos is the operator of a number of radical transformations in legal theory and the social sciences, and his thinking can be interpreted in terms of paradigm shifts. Indeed,

A struggle of civilization against barbarism: about universities as autonomous zones

This paper takes a longue durée look at universities at the core of the world economy, where the modern idea of intellectuals as trustees of the reflexive structures of society has achieved its most

Rights of Resistance: The Garbage Struggles for Environmental Justice in Campania, Italy

Even when we manage to touch on the productive, ontological dimension of the problematic and the resistances that arise there, however, we will still not be in the position . . . to point to any

Introduction: critiquing the onto-epistemic coloniality of modernity in/beyond education

When we proposed to do this special issue for Discourse almost three years ago, our intention was to historicize the happenings of epistemic colonialism in transnational/cultural knowledge

Democratisation beyond the Crisis of Liberalism, Bringing Civil Society within the State

Philosophers, sociologists and political scientists may analyse political crises by looking at the relationship between the liberal and democratic pillars of liberal-democratic regimes. Social

Decolonizing the ‘Global’: The Coloniality of Method and the Problem of the Unit of Analysis

What should ‘global’ stand for in order to qualify ‘historical sociology’ when it aspires to move beyond its Eurocentric foundations? The answer to this question lies in the ability to investigate

Differentiation Theory and the Global South as a Metageography of International Relations

In this article, I argue that while the Global South has replaced the Third World as the prevalent term for describing structural global inequalities in International Relations, little research is

Pluralism, Law and Citizenship in Mozambique: Mapping the Complexity

Despite the significant amount of literature on legal pluralism in Africa, few are the studies that have been carried out in Mozambique. This paper explores the specifics of legal plurality in the

Postcolonial interventions in intercultural communication knowledge: Meta-intercultural ontologies, decolonial knowledges and epistemological polylogue

  • Hamza R’boul
  • Philosophy
    Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
  • 2020
ABSTRACT The dominant “Western” episteme in intercultural communication knowledge exemplifies the ascendancies and silences produced by modern science that grants credibility to northern “regimes of
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 226 REFERENCES

Democratizing democracy : beyond the liberal democratic canon

The major conflicts between the north and the south can be expected to result from the confrontation of alternative conceptions of democracy, mainly between liberal or representative democracy and

Toward a New Common Sense: Law, Science and Politics in the Paradigmatic Transition

"Towards a New Common Sense" argues for a thorough and incisive critique of modernity. Incapable of renewal, deplete of emancipatory values and current only as a result of its historical inertia.

Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa

Elite transition is the first study to offer an analysis of the compromises that have been made, and continue to be made, between the past and present powers in post-apartheid South Africa. Basing

TRANSNATIONAL POLITICS: Contention and Institutions in International Politics

▪ Abstract Recent scholars have broadened the study of transnational relations, once limited to political economy, to include contentious international politics. This is a refreshing trend, but most

Varieties of Environmentalism: Essays North and South

Part 1: The Environmentalism of the Poor From Political Economy to Political Ecology Poverty and the Environment: A Critique of the Conventional Wisdom Towards a Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethic

Philosophy and Indigenous Knowledge: An African Perspective

Rooted in the 1940s, the debate on African ethnophilosophy foreshadowed and preempted what was to become a global debate, whose tenets have now brought the natural and social sciences close together.

Developmentalism, Modernity, and Dependency Theory in Latin America

The Latin American dependentistas produced a knowledge that criticized the Eurocentric assumptions of the cepalistas, including the orthodox Marxist and the North American modernization theories. The

The Heterogeneous State and Legal Pluralism in Mozambique

This article analyzes some of the most salient features of the state and the legal system in Mozambique. I propose the concept of the heterogeneous state to highlight the breakdown of the modern

Is Science Multicultural?: Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies

"Is Science Multicultural?" explores what the last three decades of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. Sandra Harding introduces

Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System PART ONE: IN SEARCH OF AN OTHER LOGIC Border Thinking and the Colonial Difference PART TWO: I
...