SESSIONS INEQUALITIES IN LATIN AMERICA

10:45 – 12:05. ROOM Aula Magna (with translation).

Many of the elements that make Latin America one of the most unequal regions in the world are long-standing. The history of inequalities in the region show persistent –even indelible- long-run patterns. At the same time, changes in international economic conditions and in social structures at the national level induce transformations which, in turn, bring about new forms and expressions of inequality. Uruguayan economic historian, Luis Bértola, and Mexican anthropologist Luis Reygadas will explore some of the long-run trends and recent transformations in Latin American inequalities, and its determinants.

Chair: Matías Cociña (UNDP)


Characteristics and determinants of inequality in Latin America. The long- term and recent trends.
Luis Bertola (Universidad de la República de Uruguay)

Roots of inequality in Latin America: persistence and transformation.
Luis Reygadas (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México).

Discussion and questions.
12:05-13:25. ROOM Aula Magna (with translation).

Two important Latin American social scientists wonder about the new forms of inequality on the continent. Kathya Araujo presents her recent research in Chile on interactional inequalities as key to understanding the perception of the aspirations of equality of social ties in Latin America. Elisa Reis brings a reflection from the socio-historical sociology about how inequality has been understood in the region, focusing on new challenges such as ecological problems and the relationship between difference and equality.

Chair: Raimundo Frei (UNDP)


Interactional Inequalities: scenarios and outcomes.
Kathya Araujo(USACH)

New forms of inequality in Latin America in the light of historical sociology.
Elisa Reis (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Discussion and questions.