Arturo Escobar

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Arturo Escobar (1952) is a Colombian-American anthropologist primarily known for his contribution to postdevelopment theory and political ecology.


  • editor, with Walter Mignolo, Globalization and the Decolonial Option, London/New York: Routledge, 2009, 412 pp. The first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of coloniality, understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity. First published as a special issue of Cultural Studies (21:2-3). Publisher. Review: Merino (Sociology).
  • co-editor, Plurivers: un dictionnaire du post-développement, Marseille: Wildproject, 2022, 550 pp. Publisher. (French)