Emancipation movements and critical theory

The journals indexed in this site have in common that they echo the struggles of the societies of which they are contemporary. They bear witness to a critical and cultural dynamic opposed to the effects of colonization of indigenous populations and their allies and its corollary, which is the resulting economic model of exploitation. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, numerous emancipation movements were structured in subjected territories, challenging not only power, but also economic organization, exploitation of human beings and natural resources, as well as social hierarchies based on religion, race, gender and sexuality. The struggles of the colonized and the exploited nourish the ideas of thinkers and theorists in favor of emancipation. At the same time, these writings influence protest movements. Many journals operate as conveyors of ideas and let us observe the adaptation of theories to specific contexts. Conversely, they allow local struggles to gain momentum and to inspire activists from other contexts. Journals are a key medium for understanding the internationalization of struggles of the oppressed and their descendants, and the global dimension of emancipation movements.