Tracing the Socioeconomic, the Cultural and the Political in Latin American
Datum der Freigabe:
It is far from obvious which theories are the most promising ones for the task
of critically addressing interdependent inequalities in Latin America as well
as global forms of inequality that affect Latin American countries. In this
working paper, I look at Latin American postcolonial theories in this respect.
Following Nancy Fraser’s analytic distinction of socioeconomic, cultural and
political aspects of injustice, and affirmative as well as transformative
remedies against them, I undertake a two-sided operation. In a first step, I
use Fraser’s framework to shed light on the accounts of inequality that we can
gain from the work of Aníbal Quijano, María Lugones and Walter Mignolo. In a
second step, I tease out in which ways these accounts transcend and thus
challenge the framework used on them.