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Protesters gather at a cultural centre during the 2019 Ecuadorian protests.

To shoot or not to shoot?  How did nonviolent movements avoid hard repression during the presidential breakdown of 2000 in Ecuador?*

María Belén Garrido // Since the beginning of the third wave of democratization in Latin America (1978), 15 Latin American presidents have not completed their term for various reasons such as impeachment, overthrow, or resignation. Most of the overthrows that took place in Latin America were accompanied by street protests and nonviolent mobilizations that demanded…

Small village near a lake with snowy mountains in the background

The challenges and chances of interdisciplinary collaborations on climate/environmental change 

Sophie Elixhauser // Social scientists and humanities scholars increasingly become involved in interdisciplinary projects about climate and environmental change. Priorities of regional, national and transnational funding agencies will likely keep going in this direction. To collaborate closely with scholars from other disciplines as well as non-academic research partners is an important, timely and challenging

What has anthropology got to do with diversity, equity, and inclusion?

Noémie Hermeking // Anthropology’s understanding of cultural diversity is key to strengthening diversity, equity and (social) inclusion (DEI) strategies. Anthropology as the study of humankind tries to understand patterns of behavior, values and beliefs. Overall in this scenario, culture is what people “do” and the overarching “glue“ that holds together all of the …

Towards the cultivation of response-ability for a new Culture of Encounter

Barbara Schellhammer //Over and over again Pope Francis highlights the importance of proximity for the creation of new social ties and cultural bonds – particularly in light of interreligious and intercultural challenges. For me this call for “proximity” means above all that we need to experience each other – “knowing” about each other is …

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Indigegogy stands for „Indigenous Pedagogy”. Yet it is a placeholder signifying the importance of culturally sensitive concepts of teaching and learning. The term is coined by the Opaskwayak Cree Elder and retired Professor Stan Wilson. Having gone through a pedagogical system that strategically set out to kill the “Indian in the child”, he invited not only his co-author Barbara Schellhammer, but every reader of this book into a journey of…

From the Fuerzas de Liberación Nacional’s “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” to the Zapatistas’ “Govern by Obeying”: A brief Recap

Jorge Durán Solórzano // Zapatistas are well-known for many reasons. We know them for their uprising in 1994, the creation of autonomous municipalities or caracoles in 2001, and their long-standing resisting practices against neoliberalism and colonialism. Many know the Zapatistas for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and…

Der Vulkanausbruch auf La Palma als Menetekel?

Stefan Krotz // Wie es sich inzwischen herumgesprochen hat, sind viele sogenannte „Naturkatastrophen“ ganz oder zumindest teilweise menschengemacht. Das gilt nicht nur für Überschwemmungen, Dürren, Schädlingsplagen, Hitzewellen, Waldbrände und Artensterben. Erdbeben als Folge der Plattentektonik beispielsweise sind zwar nicht beeinflussbar und kaum effektiv vorherzusagen. Dennoch hätte das große Beben 1985 in Mexiko-Stadt mit…

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