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Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 35, 2018

Philosophical Traditions in Latin America

Claudia Eugenia Galindo
Pages 91-95

The Post-colonial Theory in Latin America
A Philosophical Review

In this paper I would like to explore the Edward Said “Orientalism” and the Homi Bhabha “The location of culture” in order to try an plausible explanation to the Latin American phenomena. I consider that the political events that have been developed in recent years in the continent could be explained not only like power relations or institutional forces, they must consider the cultural aspects that are involved in them. Democratic changes and social events are linked with the cultural aspects that are present in a different way than in the past. Migration and global affairs have transformed the idea of identity, citizenship, collective action, and could be seen as the elements that have contributed to a novel idea of politics.

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