Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the Will: Democratic innovation in the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement?

November 14th, 2012

Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies presents a talk by Zemurray Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow Ana Margarida Fernandes Esteves entitled “Reinventing Development, Decolonizing the Will: Democratic innovation in the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement?” Based on nearly two years of fieldwork with the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement, this presentation will engage with the ongoing debate on the crisis of the Liberal-democratic public sphere and what it means for the social scientific study of Democracy. The experience of the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement provides insights that contribute to the development of a theory of “counter-publics,” namely on the communicative and institutional strategies developed by post-representation movement to constitute subjectivities, build community, articulate their needs and present them to political society.


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