Another Knowledge is Possible: Beyond Northern Epistemologies

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Verso, 2007 - Political Science - 447 pages
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This is the third volume of the series Reinventing Social Emancipation: Towards New Manifestoes series. Another Knowledge is Possible explores the struggles against moral and cultural imperialism and neoliberal globalization that have taken place over the past few decades, and the alternatives that have emerged in countries throughout the developing world from Brazil and Colombia, to India, South Africa and Mozambique. In particular it looks at the issue of biodiversity, the confrontation between scientific and non- scientific knowledges, and the increasing difficulty experienced by great numbers of people in accessing information and scientific- technological knowledge.

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Contents

Preface
vii
Human Rights as an Emancipatory Script?
3
Legal Pluralism Social Movements and
41
Copyright

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and ILS Distinguished Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an active participant in the World Social Forum. His books include Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization and Emancipation.

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