Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

For a Critical Theory from the Americas- A talk by Prof. Stefan Gandler

November 20th, 2015

Newcomb Hall 207

Stefan Gandler: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
academic year 2015/16: Visiting scholar at the Communication Department.

Profesor Stefan Gandler holds a Ph.Dfrom Frankfurt University and teaches at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His research seeks to expand debates on Critical Theory beyond the Frankfurt School and the works of Jürgen Habermasby identifying a Critical Theory tradition that has emerged in the Americas. In order to overcome an intrinsic “cultural” and “theoretical” Eurocentrism, Gandler discusses the works of Bolívar Echeverríaand his concepts of cultural mestizaje (melding of European with pre-Hispanic traditions) and baroque ethos (an art form with elements of indigenous art). Gandler is the author of the books Critical Marxism in Mexico (available also in Spanish and German) Frankfurter Fragmente, (also in Spanish) and El discreto encanto de la modernidad.

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Mexico + People
Marcello Canuto
Director - Middle American Research Institute, Professor - Anthropology