Encountering Other Cultural Universes on the Brink of Chaos


  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos University of Coimbra



Author Biography

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He has published widely in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian, Arabic and Polish. His current research interests include epistemology, sociology of law, post-colonial theory, democracy, interculturality, globalization, social movements and human rights.


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Memmi, Albert. 1965. The Colonizer and the Colonized. New York: Orion Press.

Ortiz, Fernando. 1973. Contrapunteo Cubano del Tabaco y el Azucar. Barcelona: Ariel.

Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. 2014. Epistemologies of the South: Justice Against Epistemicide. London: Routledge.

______. 2018. The End of the Cognitive Empire. The Coming of Age of Epistemologies of the South. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

______. 2020. “A New Vision of Europe: Learning from the Global South.” Pp. 31-53 in Demodiversity: Toward Post-Abyssal Democracies Santos, edited by Boaventura de Sousa and José Manuel Mendes. New York: Routledge.




How to Cite

de Sousa Santos, B. (2022). Encountering Other Cultural Universes on the Brink of Chaos. Journal of World-Systems Research, 28(2), 438–441. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2022.1141