Mecila

Annual Meeting 2021: Encruzilhadas of Conviviality-Inequality

keynote speaker

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

08.11, Mon, 17:30-19:00 (CEST, UTC +1) 

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Democratic Crossroads in Latin America:
Between the Radical Right and Radical Change

I will discuss the causes and consequences of two opposite movements that emerged in Latin America, more especially in Brazil in the 2010s. On the one hand, we observe the resurgence of far-right movements, culminating in Jair Bolsonaro. On the other hand, feminist, LGBTQI+, anti-racist, indigenous movements not only react to such a violent offensive but also indicate new horizons for hope and conviviality in Latin America. In my talk, I will rely on a wide range of ethnographic materials derived from different research projects to assess the consequences of this double movement in the post-pandemic world.