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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Exploring Southern solidarities


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 29 Aug 11:00 - 17:15


Room 3.106

This panel contemplates historical and contemporary experiences of solidarity in Southern contexts. A current definition of solidarity springs from notions of common interest or intra group support. However, we owe to P.Kropotkin a notion of solidarity strongly tied up to the concept of mutual aid, which means, above of all, solidarity between diverse and even opposite groups of interest. For Kropotkin, as well as for Rousseau, in his definition of pitié, the shared ground for solidarity is the most encompassing category of sentient life. Taking up the kropotkinian challenge, our debate will take into account historical and contemporary situations when solidarity was or is established among distinctive categories or groups. In this vein, we will be discussing solidarities established across boundaries, be they interspecies, interethnic, intercultural, as well as other forms of solidarity, in order to explore their actors, networks and the values they put in action. Departing from ethnography, this panel will interrogate eventual singularities of or novelties brought by these social experiences in the Global South and, in particular, Latin America.


  • P 44.1
    • Dr. Farage, Nádia (Dept of History/ Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences/ University of Campinas)
    • Dr. Grund, Lisa (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
  • P 44.2
    • Dr. Farage, Nádia (Dept of History/ Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences/ University of Campinas)
    • Dr. Grund, Lisa (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

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Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Another issue deserving highlight are the approaching attempts of the Warao with other indigenous peoples in Roraima. In this approximation process initial mistrust gave way to solidarity, through the acknowledgement of the common indigenous condition in front of national racism facing indigenous peoples in general. Despite mediations by international organizations, until now these peoples circu ... More
Presented by Dr. Elaine MOREIRA on 29/8/2019 at 16:10
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Emigration has been a structuring phenomenon in Portugal’s social experience. The resilient process of emigration, since the 19th century, corresponds to deep historical transformations in Portugal, as well as to the differential contexts of departure (urban or rural) and arrival (in five continents). Such a complexity defies economical theories (push and pull factors) or outworn theories of glo ... More
Presented by Eduardo Caetano DA SILVA on 29/8/2019 at 15:30
Type: Panel Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Presented by Dr. Nádia FARAGE, Dr. Lisa GRUND
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
The lawfulness of European acquisition of Indigenous Peoples´ historical territories during colonization is commonly treated as uncontested, justified by the claim, that legal doctrines, such as terra nullius, conquest, occupation, and discovery had been legally valid at the initial stage of European colonization. This Paper challenges this assumption by providing an extensive re-examination of t ... More
Presented by Constanze WEISKE on 29/8/2019 at 14:30
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
This paper focuses interspecies solidarity, taking up the case of cattle and the Macoushi, a Carib-speaking people on the Guianese shield, Brasil/Guiana border. The Macoushi has been raising cattle for more than two centuries, since cattle was introduced by Portuguese colonizers in the end of 18thcentury. This is an extensive cattle-raising, which follows not only seasons, but also social mobili ... More
Presented by Paulo José BRANDO SANTILLI on 29/8/2019 at 12:00
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
This paper considers the theoretical possibilities of the Kropotkian notion of “mutual aid”, when applied to current anthropological debates on interspecies and other relationships. Although coined for a dated debate with darwinism, the notion was fruitful not only for contemporary anarchist social theory, but also for anthropological theory, be it the contemporary evolutionism of Lewis Mor ... More
Presented by Dr. Nádia FARAGE on 29/8/2019 at 11:40
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Human-wildlife interactions from hunting and fishing on the Amazon are narrated in the travel accounts by ancient naturalists from the 18th and 19th centuries, in experiences lived by inhabitants of coastal and riverside communities, and are also a subject of constant conservationist policies for defense of certain animal species (some of them, vulnerable to extinction). Possible tensions between ... More
Presented by Guilherme ANTUNES on 29/8/2019 at 11:00
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
For the Makushi people of the Circum-Roraima region, any journey out of the village requires teamwork of some sort. Be it journeys into the forest, through the savannah or along the main vehicle road, solidarity is needed to find one’s way, sleep over or catch a ride. This is more so true for female travellers, who usually do not control the steering and are dependent on the driver`s favour; hen ... More
Presented by Dr. Lisa GRUND on 29/8/2019 at 15:50
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
The paper intends to address a Brazilian short story from 1917, by Gastão Cruls, and a true story from London in the late 18th century. As protagonists, the ailing nurse Paulino, and the 8 ft 4'' tall Charles Byrne, known as the “Irish giant”: two unfortunate men who just realized they are about to die, dreadfully aware that their bodies, regarded as scientific curiosities and rather coveted ... More
Presented by Giulia LEVAI on 29/8/2019 at 11:20
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