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We have always been global:
people, commodities and ideas from a Latin American in the making of the globalized world.

The capitalist world system - i.e. an economic, social, political and cultural planetary integration, dominated by Western powers - started to develop after Columbus reached the “New World,” especially when he realized on the mouth of the Orinoco river (currently Venezuela) that he had found a continent and not an island. “Latin America” was thus the ground zero of historical processes that, in the past two or three decades, have been labeled globalization. The region has played, since the 16th century, an important role in such processes. The seminar explores the circulation of people, commodities and ideas from a Latin American viewpoint in order to show the centrality of this world area in the making of the globalized world.


Gustavo Lins Ribeiro

Gustavo Lins Ribeiro: Full Professor (Autonomous Metropolitan University – Lerma, Mexico) and National Researcher level 3 of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology. He was a Full Professor at the University of Brasilia. He is interested in development, international migration, the internet, globalization and transnationalism. He has published many books, articles and chapters in seven languages. He was the first chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations and is Honorary Member of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

Andrés Rivarola Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University

Language: English


Organiser: Institute of Latin American Studies & Department of Social Anthropology
Contact: Magnus Lembke
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