Constructing Interculturality in Ecuador: Challenges to the Humanities

By John Stolle-Mcallister.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Over the past twenty years, Ecuador’s indigenous movement has been at the forefront of theorizing and putting into practice intercultural dialogues and political practices aimed at decolonizing institutions and cultural processes. An integral part of the movement’s argument is that a truly intercultural society is one that not only recognizes cultural differences, but also one that is able to engage those differences in order to carry out a transformative project that challenges patterns of exploitation and seeks radical alternatives to development. This project carries important examples for the academic practices of the humanities as it opens up the possibilities of deep dialogue based on the recognition of cultural and epistemological differences within a context of constructing a more equitable and just society.

Keywords: Ecuador, Intercultural Studies, Cultural Difference, Indigenous Movements

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.163-170. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 507.045KB).

Dr. John Stolle-Mcallister

University of Maryland, USA

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Associate Professor of Spanish and Intercultural Studies.

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