Mexico

by Raquel Sosa Elízaga, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico The hero of a thousand battles, Aníbal Quijano was taken by surprise when the University of Costa Rica conferred on him the title of Doctor honoris causa. He was even more surprised when a packed auditorium gave him a standing ovation. He warmly thanked the […]

John Holloway is Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico. He has published widely on Marxist theory, on the Zapatista movement and on the new forms of anti-capitalist struggle. His book Change the World Without Taking Power (2002, new edition 2010) has been translated into eleven languages and has stirred an international […]

by Chris Tilly, University of California, Los Angeles, USA and member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Work (RC30), Labor Movements (RC44), and Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47), Georgina Rojas, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico, and Nik Theodore, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Research on informal […]

by Susana Lerner, El Colegio de México, Mexico, Lucía Melgar, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico and Agnès Guillaume, Institut de recherche pour le développement, France In 2007, Mexico’s Federal District (Distrito Federal, recently renamed Mexico City) legalized abortion in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy – a victory for civil society, which had been […]

by Mina Lorena Navarro, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico Over the past fifteen years there has been a rise in environmental struggles in Mexico against what Maristella Svampa (2013) calls “Commodity Consensus” – conflicts over the access, control, and management of common natural resources. At the heart of the struggles is a type of […]

by Ana Villarreal, University of California, Berkeley, USA   Carolina took her seven-year-old girl to see Rapunzel in a movie theatre and deeply regretted it. For months to come, little Mariana kept bringing up her fear of having someone climb through her window to kidnap her. “I feel there are bad people out there,” she […]

by Gonzalo A. Saraví, Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico Inequality seems to be endemic in Mexico. After a decade of moderate economic growth and improvements in some social indicators, the country continues to show very high levels of social inequality. Overall levels of education have risen, coverage of some […]

by Raquel Sosa Elízaga, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ISA Vice-President for the Program of the Yokohama Congress, 2014 The XXVIIIth Congress of the Latin American Sociological Association took place from September 6 to 10 in Recife, Brazil 2011, attracting 4,578 participants and 9,716 registered students, professionals, researchers and teachers. Dozens of professors, students and […]

by Enrique de la Garza, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City Edward Webster addresses a classic yet timely question: whether, alongside the globalization of capital, a globalization of labor as social movement is possible, and in this connection what is the significance of the constitution of other identities and solidarities? Although Webster focuses on the ‘South,’ […]

by Nadia Asheulova, Center for the Sociology of Science and Science Studies, St Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, RC23 Board member; and Jaime Jiménez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ISA Executive Committee The 100th anniversary of Robert Merton’s birthday was celebrated in July 2010. He was one of the leading sociologists of the 20th […]