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17:30 - 19:00 10 May 2017
Book launch: 'The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America'
Lecture Room 103 |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Professor David Lehmann, Cambridge, Book's ditor, former Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies Cambridge
Professor Veronique Boyer, EHESS, Paris, Anthropologist, Director, Mondes Americains (MASCIPO), EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Paris
Dr Andrew Canessa, University of Essex, Social Anthropologist, Director of the Centre for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Essex.
David Lehmann (Cambridge; book's editor), Véronique Boyer (EHESS Paris) and Andrew Canessa (Essex) - This book presents a challenging view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin America from six scholars with extensive experience of grassroots movements and intellectual debates. It raises serious questions of theory, method, and interpretation for both social scientists and policymakers on the basis of cases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural policies have enabled people to recover the land of their ancestors, administer justice in accordance with their traditions, provide recognition as full citizens of the nation, and promote affirmative action to enable them to take the place in society which is theirs by right.
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