Book launch – Critical Theory of Coloniality, by Paulo Henrique Martins (Routledge, 2022) – with Gurminder Bhambra, Sergio Costa, Alain Caillé, Joanildo Burity, Nora Garita, Jaime Rios, Stéphane Dufoix, Breno Bringel, Alfredo Gomes, Paulo Henrique Martins and André Magnelli

Paulo Henrique Martins’ book Critical Theory of Coloniality, published in Portuguese in 2019 by Ateliê de Humanidades Editorial, now has its English edition by Routledge. Launched this April, Critical Theory of Coloniality reveals how critical social theory currently opens up to a pluriversal perspective constructed through a dialogue between the Global South and the Global North. The book argues that the construction of a Critical Theory of Coloniality (CCT) is based on the importance of theoretical and methodological pluralism in the context of the necessary redefinition of the directions of global society. It reveals a plural reflection of scientific, moral and aesthetic character in different areas of former planetary colonization such as Asia, Africa and America, but also on the borders of Europe.

The international launch of the book will be done through two public debates organized in a partnership between the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Ateliê de Humanidades, and Routledge publishing house.

On April 26th, at 3 p.m. (London) / 4 p.m. (Paris), we will have the first meeting, promoted by the rectory of UFPE and supported by the International Relations Directorate (DRI-UFPE). Besides the author Paulo Henrique Martins and the Rector of UFPE Alfredo Gomes (as mediator), we will have the presence of Gurminder Bhambra (University of Sussex and president of the British Sociological Association, England), Sergio Costa (Latin American Institute, University of Berlin, Germany), Alain Caillé (emeritus professor at Paris-West University / editor of Revue du MAUSS / leader of the Mouvement Anti-utilitariste en sciences sociales, France) and Joanildo Burity (researcher at Fundação Joaquim Nabuco de Pesquisas / professor at the Graduate Program in Sociology at UFPE, Brazil).

On May 10, at 6 p.m. (London) / 7 p.m. (Paris), we will meet with Joanildo Burity (researcher at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation / professor of the Graduate Program of Sociology at UFPE, Brazil). (Brasília, GMT-3), we will have the second meeting, promoted by Ateliê de Humanidades, which published The Critical Theory of Coloniality in Portuguese. Mediated by André Magnelli (Ateliê de Humanidades), it will have the presence of Nora Garita (University of Costa Rica), Adrian Scribano (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sociológicos – CIES / Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – CONICET, Argentina), Jaime Rios (Universidad de San Marco, Peru / President of Latin American Sociological Association, ALAS), Stéphane Dufoix (Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, France) and Breno Bringel (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – IESP-UERJ / Director of ALAS).

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First meeting

April 26, 3 p.m. (London) / 4 p.m. (Paris)

Second meeting

May 10th, 6 p.m. (London) / 7 p.m. (Paris)


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