The Ontological Politics in the Theories of the South

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 11:15
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Marcelo ROSA, University of Brasilia, Brazil
In the last decade a project around theories of the south has emerged in the global debates of the discipline. The several contributions fluctuate around a geopolitical critique of the mainstream theoretical debates in sociology, claiming for the inclusion of processes and categories originated in the southern experiences. Although not declaring a necessary connection to the “ontological turn”, most theories and empirical examples arising from these literature can be read as ontofomative.  The paper analyses two main questions: a) the different degrees in which the ontological turn appears in the theories of the south; b) the possible contributions of these theories to the broader debates in the discipline.