Panel debate: Rethinking Inequalities in Latin America

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Several countries in Latin America have managed to reduce economic inequalities during the past decade. Yet, various forms of social, economic and cultural inequalities continue to be defining features of Latin American societies.

This panel debate will bring together several prominent scholars on Latin America in order to discuss how we best can understand these processes. How are social hierarchies reproduced in societies that have seen significant reductions in economic inequalities? How do contemporary struggles over Latin American societal developments relate to the history of colonisation and slavery? How do different foundations for inequality – notions of class, “race”, ethnicity and gender – interact in contemporary Latin American contexts? How are such inequalities embedded in broader political processes? And what does Latin American people from various social groups themselves think about inequality?

– Sarah Radcliffe, University of Cambridge
– Lirio Gutierrez Rivera, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín
– Sérgio Costa, desigualdades.net, Freie Universität Berlin
– Sian Lazar, University of Cambridge

The event is a cooperation between CMI, Institutt for Sosialantropologi (UiB), CROP, Forskningsrådet/SAMKUL and NorLARNet

Venue: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

Time: Friday 6 March at 13:00 – 15:00

All are welcome!