Horizontality in Perspective: Interview with Olaf Kaltmeier and Sarah Corona Berkin

In 2012, the book "En diálogo. Metodología horizontales en las ciencias sociales y culturales." (In Dialogue: Horizontal Methodologies in Social and Cultural Sciences), coordinated by Sarah Corona Berkin and Olaf Kaltmeier, was published almost simultaneously in Mexico and Germany (Methoden dekolonialisieren. Eine Werkzeugkiste zur Demokratisierung der Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot). The introduction of the book, written by the coordinators, as well as several of the book’s chapters have been cited profoundly and have converted into key input for new theses, research projects, and novel perspectives in the formulation of objects of study. The creation of The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) in Latin America with its central headquarters in Guadalajara combined with the center’s concern for developing a line of research that addresses methodical issues (in times of multiple crises), have established these horizontal methodologies as the foundational lenses to rethink research methodologies in the global south. And so, eight years later, we return to "Horizontalidad: hacia una crítica de la metodología". The coordinators of this volume wish to recognize the seminal importance of "En diálogo..." and take a step back in time through an interview with Kaltmeier and Corona Berkin, who contributed to this book as well.

Ines Cornejo, Mario Rufer
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Saturday, January 2, 2021

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