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  • Revolutions in the Revolutions: A Post-counterhegemonic Moment for Latin America?–Alvaro Reyes

    The Affirmation of an Other Politics of Emancipation–Grupo Acontecimiento

    The Rhythms of the Pachakuti: Brief Reflections Regarding How We Have Come to Know Emancipatory Struggles and the Significance of the Term Social Emancipation–Raquel Gutiérrez

    When Communism Becomes Flesh–Raúl Prada Alcoreza

    The Birth of an “Other Politics” in Venezuela–Roland Denis

    Ch'ixinakax utxiwa: A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization–Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui

    On the Complex Relation between Knowledges and Emancipations–Ana Esther Ceceña

    Closures and Openings in the Impasse– Colectivo Situaciones

    Counterhegemonies and Emancipations: Notes for a Debate–Raúl Ornelas

    “New Ways of Doing”: The Construction of Another World in Latin America: An Interview with Raúl Zibechi–Michael Hardt and Alvaro Reyes


    Note from the Editor–Michael Hardt

    “Rebellion to Tyrants, Democracy for Workers”: The Madison Uprising, Collective Bargaining, and the Future of the Labor Movement–Peter Rachleff

    Kill the Bill–Judith Grant

    Reflections on the Madison Uprising–Stanley Aronowitz

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  • Description

    It is widely recognized that over the past two decades new Latin American social and political movements have reconfigured the political map of the region. Within an atmosphere of “generalized insubordination and insurrection,” these movements have become a powerful force on national politics throughout the continent, successfully defeating a series of neoliberal governments and paving the way for the election of leftist governments. Less widely recognized, especially outside Latin America, is the fact that accompanying the growth of these social movements has been an important wave of theoretical innovations that reconceptualize political action. These innovations constitute a refounding of Latin American critical thought that breaks with traditional conceptions of politics by taking up the task of thinking from within the movements (from within movement), a refounding that can be conceived as a revolution in the revolutions.

    This special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly, composed primarily of translated essays, seeks to provide English-language readers with an introduction to these theoretical innovations. The contributors have varying degrees of proximity to the movements in question (some are direct participants and others witnesses to the events), but all demonstrate how thinking from within movement(s) allows us to identify the formation of a new political logic. Some of the recurring themes in the issue are the relationship between social movements and the state, the role of indigenous thought and indigenous traditions in the new social formations, and the possibilities for future political change.

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