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Eduardo Gudynas

“Buen Vivir”: Genealogy and Horizons

by Mónica Chuji, Grimaldo Rengifo and Eduardo Gudynas

The category of buen vivir or “living well” expresses an ensemble of South American perspectives which share a radical questioning of development and other core components of modernity, while at the same time offering alternatives that reach beyond it. It is not akin to the Western understanding of well-being or the good life, nor can it be described as an ideology or culture. It expresses a deeper change in knowledge, affectivity, and...

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