Boaventura de Sousa Santos

                       PT | EN

Another knowledge is possible: Beyond northern epistemologies

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, editor


Introduction: Opening Up the Canon of Knowledge and Recognition of Difference
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, João Arriscado Nunes and Maria Paula Meneses

Part I: Multicultural Citizenship and Human Rights

1. Human Rights as an Emancipatory Script? Cultural and Political Conditions
Boaventura de Sousa Santos

2. Legal Pluralism, Social Movements and the Post-Colonial State in India: Fractured Sovereignty and Differential Citizenship Rights
Shalini Randeria

3. Multiculturalism and Collective Rights
Carlos Frederico Marés de Souza Filho

4. The Struggles for Land Demarcation by the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil
Lino João de Oliveira Neves

5. The U’wa Community’s Battle against the Oil Companies: A Local Struggle Turned Global
Luis Carlos Arenas

Pat II: The World’s Local Knowledges

6. High-tech Plundering, Biodiversity, and Cultural Erosion: The Case of Brazil
Laymert Garcia dos Santos

7. Between Cosmology and System: The Heuristics of a Dissenting Imagination
Shiv Visvanathan

8. The State, the Community and Natural Calamities in Rural Mozambique
João Paulo Borges Coelho

Part III: From Biodiversity to Rival Knowledges

9. Can We Protect Traditional Knowledges?
Margarita Florez Alonso

10. Biodiversity, Intellectual Property Rights and Globalization
Vandana Shiva

11. Social Movements and Biodiversity on the Pacific Coast of Colombia
Arturo Escobar and Mauricio Pardo

Part IV: The Resistance of the Subaltern: The Case of Medicine

12. Marginalized Medical Practice: The Marginalization and Transformation of Indigenous Medicines in South Africa
Thokozani Xaba

13. “When there are no problems, we are healthy, no bad luck, nothing”: Towards an Emancipatory Understanding of Health and Medicine
Maria Paula Meneses

Part V: Commentaries
14. Globalization, Multiculturalism, and Law
Yash Ghai

15. People-Based Globalization
Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher