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SCHERER-WARREN, Ilse. Networks of social movements in latin america: ways towards an emancipatory policy?. Cad. CRH [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.54, pp. 505-517. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792008000300007.

This paper intends to bring some pointers on thinking in what measure the networks of social movements in Latin America present ways for emancipatory policies. To analyze the capacity or potential of social movements networks in this continent in the construction of emancipatory referencials, we started with the presupposition that material demands should be translated in symbolic representations, in order to approximate the actors to the networks, to allow the construction of collective identities and to create symbolic links of reference inside the networks, that make possible the convergence of their political lines. It was verified, still, how intersubjectivity is built in the networks starting from shared normative references and which are the main constituent levels for the empowerment of a movement network. Thus, we strive to verify how specific, located collective actors and with private demands become enlarged social movements of the point of view of their demands and of their territories of performance, with more universal policy lines. That is, how the passage of collective actions is being built restricted to social movements properly said.

Keywords : networks of social movements; collective actions; Latin America; emancipation; demands.

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