• Date and time: Saturday 4th June, 2022 10: 00~12: 00A.M. (JST) 日時:2022年6月4日, 10時~12時(日本時間)
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    • 同志社大学ラテンアメリカ研究所 (Latin American Studies Center)/上智大学グローバル・コンサーン研究所 (Institute of Global Concern:IGC)
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Special Talk Session with Prof. Arturo Escobar
‘Encountering Development’ Revisited: In Search of Pluriversal Transitions
Thank you very much for your kind participation in the Special Talk Session with Prof. Arturo Escobar, held on June 4, 2022.

The materials used by Prof. Escobar and Prof. Kitano during the session are available through the following URL by June 30, 2022.


PDF material used by Prof. Nakano is also available by the following URL.


Viewing the video record of the event is available until 30 June, 2022, but please kindly understand that downloading of it is not permitted.



Special Talk Session with Prof. Arturo Escobar ‘Encountering Development’ Revisited: In Search of Pluriversal Transitions 『開発との遭遇』を再考する―多元的トランジションを求めて

Guest speaker: Prof. A. Escobar
(Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Discussant: Prof. Yoshihiro Nakano (Rikkyo University)
Translator’s comment: Prof. Shu Kitano (Dokkyo University)

The modernist project of development after the Second World War imposed a onesided view of the world, reducing diverse cultural realities to an abstract market principle and thus causing loss of cultural autonomy, environmental destruction, climate change and social exclusion. Encountering Development (1995), arguably Arturo Escobar’s most influential book, provides systematic analysis of development discourses and governmentality in Latin America and explores a new era of ‘post development’ that can be gleaned from pluriversal local practices. 25 years after its first appearance in English, the Japanese edition was finally published thanks to Shu Kitano’s translation. As the era of pandemic accelerates multiple socio-economic crises, this book opens a space of critical reflections on modernity, development, and globalization.
This special talk session invites Dr. Arturo Escobar to present the main argument of the book. The session also discusses the meaning of life, development, and happiness in the time of the pandemic, reflecting the situations of Colombia, US, Europe or Japan.

Language: English (Interpretation not available) 言語:英語 / 通訳なし

This session is part of the program of 43th Annual Congress of AJEL(Asociación Japonesa de Estudios Latinoamericanos, AJEL)