A new Issue of Alternautas is now available!

 A new Issue of Alternautas is now available!

Race and the environment—two themes that constantly that have a long history in Latin American thinking and yet feel as relevant as ever. From the killing of Brazilian politician and activist Marielle, to the experiences of Indigenous Afro-Latinxs, issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and identity are having a resurgence across the continent and indeed internationally. Furthermore, as the world appears to be slipping further into ecological crisis, many thinkers seek to remind us how the current socio- and ecological-crisis is not just an unfortunate outcome of modernity, but a precondition for its enactment. In this issue we have a combination of works from exciting, young academics and translations of an important Spanish-speaking theorist—Héctor Alimonda—never before translated into English. We’re thrilled to bring this to you as we think it embodies how we at Alternautas are working to bring Latin American thought to the world—publicising both the exciting new developments going on, as well as reflecting on key thinkers that have been largely confined to Spanish-language academia. You can download the journal issue in PDF here, and please share it around. Our mission, as always, is to showcase the important work being done, and for this you, our readers, are essential. Thank you very much.

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The Coloniality of Nature: An Approach to Latin American Political Ecology

The Coloniality of Nature: An Approach to Latin American Political Ecology

By Héctor Alimonda

A translation of ‘The Coloniality of Nature’ from the book La Naturaleza Colonizada. This piece is an examination of a particularly Latin American perspective on political ecology. In a quest for a sense Latin American identity and heritage, it looks at how the continent has been shaped since the Spanish conquest through environmental factors. It argues that human societies have been just as shaped by the traumatic destruction rendered to nature, as the environment has been shaped by said societies.

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