Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy

Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy

From Ciudad Juárez to Ayotzinapa

Luis Rubén Díaz Cepeda


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Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy: From Ciudad Juarez to Ayotzinapa provides a historical and theoretical analysis of the Ayotzinapa social movement from the perspective of Latin American philosophy to provide a deeper understanding of the challenges that social movements face in the context of extreme violence. Luis Rubén Díaz Cepeda analyzes the complete cycle of mobilization appertaining to Ciudad Juárez, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, and the Ayotzinapa social movement. Guided by the theories of Enrique Dussel, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Ernesto Laclau, and Santiago Castro-Gomez, Díaz Cepeda addresses questions of how a social movement is born, how the distinct social movement organizations should articulate to form a movement of movements, what (if at all) the limits and extent of these organizations should be. In raising and addressing such questions, Díaz Cepeda argues in favor of a soft articulation and the perennial need for social movement organizations. Scholars of Latin American studies, philosophy, history, and sociology will find this book particularly useful.


Luis Rubén Díaz Cepeda:

Luis Rubén Díaz Cepeda is assistant professor in the humanities department at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez.