Category: Special Weeks

Violence in Costa Rica: an eminently urban phenomenon

The degree of urban development in Costa Rica plays a key role in explaining homicide rates, once we have controlled for a wide range of explanatory variables. This effect is progressive. The relationship between violence and urban concentration is not observed in offenses other than homicide. Read More →

Researching practices in literacies across languages and social domains: International Perspectives

The article introduces a thematic issue which brings together researchers from different countries who are interested in literacy processes and practices developed in and through various languages and social domains. The multiple research perspectives approached add new insights into ways of studying the multi-faceted, dynamic, complex, and discursive nature of literacy practices. Read More →

Life and affect in counterpoint to equilibrist democracies: resistance in discursive practices of contestation in times of ‘Perfect Horror’

Discourses of the extreme right, combined with neoliberal political-economic ideas, present destructive vigor to the political and ethical gains of social and identity movements constituted in the second half of the 20th century. This article highlights studies on language in action in the resistance to what the authors call ‘Perfect Horror’, a combination of Economic Horror and Sociopolitical Horror. Read More →

Linguistic Citizenship in action: struggling for rights in the Global South

Voices and agencies of transgressive bodies that question the logic of modern and colonial human flesh out linguistic citizenship, an interesting new concept to think about ways of surviving, resisting and re-existing in the Global South. Read More →

Inclusion and diversity in Administration: manifest for the future-present

The manifest-article discusses the role of academic journals in Administration for inclusion and diversity. Starting from theoretical references of social movements (intersectionality, transversality, and decoloniality), we present a proposal for a transformation agenda for practices on diversity in the area, which allow changes at a more structural level. Read More →

Academic journals in the scientific area of Administration: stars or accessory?

How do academic journals monitor and reflect the dynamics of Administration in Brazil? How do these actors position themselves in this space? These questions guide the research, which analyzes the dynamics of the area and reinforces strategies for the scientific contribution of journals Read More →

How Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee engage in critical citizenship practices

The study examines how, during times of racial tension and conflict, Latinx immigrant and Muslim refugee members of an immigrant youth organization have challenged deficit-based narratives through collective action in a community-based educational space. Read More →

Cultures of accountability in indigenous early childhood education in Mexico

The bureaucratization of Indigenous education in Mexico has reduced the opportunities for schools to teach Indigenous languages. Government initiatives that promote the revitalization of languages, have created policy fictions that position minoritized languages in never-ending accountability processes. For these languages to be strengthen, bureaucratic processes need to be reimagined. Read More →

Constellations across borders: Brazilian children and families’ perspectives

How do families stay connected across national boundaries? In this article the author shows from the perspective of children and families how international ties and bonds stay alive even inside a classroom. A deep look into children’s narratives about their grandparents in Brazil reveals the longing that crosses borders. Read More →

What anthropology contributes to the study of education

What is the anthropology of education, and what does it contribute to the study of education? Research about the anthropologies of education vary around the world; the categories used to orient the research and analysis are rooted in the researcher’s society and life experiences. The article introduces the thematic section “Anthropology of Education”. Read More →