Latin America in Global Intellectual History:
Rethinking the Peripheral Condition

Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022, 19.30 Uhr, diffrakt | zentrum für theoretische peripherie

Gespräch mit
Lara Hofner | Ian Merkel | Clara Ruvituso

Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

What are the specificities of Latin American thinking with regard to global intellectual life? What kinds of contributions have Latin American thinkers made to what has come to be called “theory”? In conversation with Lara Hofner, Ian Merkel and Clara Ruvituso will explore in what ways a peripheral – or, more accurately, semi-peripheral – condition may in fact have provided a privileged vantage point for theoretical innovation: Ian will start from his work on Brazilian intellectuals and the development of the French social sciences, and Clara will enter the dialogue across her work on the European receptions of (mainly) Latin American dependency theory.