THE NEGLECTED NEXUS BETWEEN CONVIVIALITY AND INEQUALITY

O nexo negligenciado entre convivialidade e desigualdade

SÉRGIO COSTA About the author

ABSTRACT

Starting from a detailed review of recent publications oriented by the concept of conviviality and etymologically related expressions (convivialisme, Konvivenz, Konvivialität), the article explores a common analytical deficit in these different contributions: the disregard of the reciprocal constitution of conviviality and inequality. To overcome this deficiency, the essay develops an analytical framework, according to which inequalities defined along four complementary and interdependent axes (material, power, environmental and epistemological asymmetries) are always signified, reproduced, and negotiated within convivial interactions.

KEYWORDS:
conviviality; inequality; critique to sociocentrism; critique to anthropocentrism

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