Critical Dialogues

Make mine a double April 13, 2014 12:02 am

Make mine a double

I went with my son to see the new film directed by Richard Ayoade, “The Double”, based loosely on a short story by Dostoevsky. [...]
 
Abortion: Can we discuss it? March 15, 2014 11:45 pm

Abortion: Can we discuss it?

Spain has been rocked by demonstrations against the government’s new law limiting a woman’s right to an abortion.   Steve Latham Continent-wide, this move [...]
 
The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition March 15, 2014 11:27 pm

The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition

Immigrants reconstruct their identities, transfer their customs, traditions and cultural symbols, and adapt themselves to a different environment.   Claudio Chipana*   The Latin–American [...]
 
 
Venezuela at the crossroads March 2, 2014 12:01 am

Venezuela at the crossroads

If the Bolivarian government has survived these attacks and the attempted coup d’état, it is because it has the support of the people. It [...]
 
The millennial Peru at the British Museum January 11, 2014 11:59 pm

The millennial Peru at the British Museum

Museums are spaces and intercultural meeting places where ethnic communities have a role to play.   Claudio Chipana   It is estimated that within [...]
 
Mandela belongs to the future December 15, 2013 2:51 am

Mandela belongs to the future

His spirit is present in every struggle against racial discrimination – an institutionalised discrimination under the apartheid regime – but it is also present [...]
 
 
Latin-Americans in Lambeth are… no longer invisible December 8, 2013 9:25 pm

Latin-Americans in Lambeth are… no longer invisible

In the end what it is about is empowering the community and giving people the necessary tools, so that in conjunction with local governments [...]
 
Recognition of Latin Americans: a process acquiring local variations November 24, 2013 1:02 am

Recognition of Latin Americans: a process acquiring local variations

    We are Latin-Americans because we come from that great region south of the Rio Bravo, that region which is at the same [...]
 
Work and identity for the Latin-American migrant November 10, 2013 12:02 am

Work and identity for the Latin-American migrant

  Capitalism has ‘assigned’ the role of cheap labour to Latino migrants, justifying it ideologically by the application of racist stereotypes.   Claudio Chipana [...]
 
 
The transitional identity of the immigrant November 4, 2013 4:45 am

The transitional identity of the immigrant

  The immigrant tries to be what they are through trying to become other, but without becoming a completely different person.   Claudio Chipana [...]
 
Towards a Latin American humanism (II) October 20, 2013 10:37 pm

Towards a Latin American humanism (II)

  Now that a new process of liberation in Latin America has been set in motion there is a fertile ground to promote new ways [...]
 
Towards a Latin-American humanism October 6, 2013 12:01 am

Towards a Latin-American humanism

Despite Independence part of humanity continued to be oppressed. Indigenous peoples and slaves brought from Africa continued to be denied their place in the [...]
 
 
Syria, a peace that hangs by a thread September 22, 2013 12:03 am

Syria, a peace that hangs by a thread

   Against the wishes of the warmongers, suddenly the option of peace and the route of diplomacy have been strengthened, at least temporarily.   [...]
 
The international order and Syria: what world to build? September 1, 2013 12:03 am

The international order and Syria: what world to build?

    To achieve a world in equilibrium, and with the checks and balances necessary to avoid unilateral actions, it is essential to build [...]
 
Ollanta Humala at the crossroads August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Ollanta Humala at the crossroads

    Two years after his gaining power, the social organisations that had previously supported Ollanta Humala are now taking stock.   Claudio Chipana [...]
 
 
 

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