Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos (1940) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is director of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra and has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements, and the World Social Forum. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the Science and Technology Prize of Mexico, 2010, and the Kalven Jr. Prize of the Law and Society Association, 2011.

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  • Um discurso sobre as ciências, Porto: Afrontamento, 1987, 58 pp; repr., São Paulo: Cortez, 2003. (Portuguese)
    • Un discurs sobre les ciències: introducció a una ciència postmoderna, trans. Vicent Berenguer, Xàtiva: CREC, and Valencia: Denes, 2003, 208 pp. (Catalan)
  • Toward a New Legal Common Sense: Law, Globalization, and Emancipation, London: Butterworths, 2002. (English)
    • Mai xiang xin fa lü chang shi: Fa lü, Quan qiu hua he jie fang [迈向新法律常识: 法律, 全球化和解放], Beijing: Zhong guo ren min da xue chu ban she, 2009, 603 pp. (Chinese)
  • O Fórum Social Mundial: manual de uso, São Paulo: Cortez, 2005, 222 pp; Porto: Afrontamento, 2005, 217 pp. (Portuguese)
    • Foro social mundial: manual de uso, trans. Joaquín Herrera Flores and Frans Limpens, Barcelona: Icaria, 2005, 271 pp. (Spanish)
    • Il Forum Sociale Mondiale: verso una globalizzazione antiegemonica, trans. David Santoro, Troina: EdCittà Aperta, 2003, 119 pp. (Italian)
    • The Rise of the Global Left: The World Social Forum and Beyond, London: Zed Books, 2006, xii+222 pp, ARG. (English)
    • Quan qiu zuo yi zhi jue qi [全球左翼之崛起], trans. Xuenong Peng, Shanghai: Shanghai ren min, 2013, 214 pp. (Chinese)
  • Se Deus fosse um ativista dos direitos humanos, Coimbra: Almedina, 2013; repr., São Paulo: Cortez, 2013, 167 pp. (Portuguese)
    • Si Dios fuese un activista de los derechos humanos, trans. Carlos Martín Ramírez, Madrid: Trotta, 2014, 127 pp. (Spanish)
    • Om Gud var människorättsaktivist, trans. Maria Åsard, Hägersten: Tankekraft, 2014, 166 pp. (Swedish)
    • If God Were a Human Rights Activist, Stanford University Press, 2015, xv+130 pp. (English)
    • Dacă Dumnezeu ar fi un activist pentru drepturile omului, trans. Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu, Cluj: Idea Design & Print, 2016, 131 pp. (Romanian)
  • Decolonising the University: The Challenge of Deep Cognitive Justice, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, xxiii+457 pp. (English)
  • Esquerdas do mundo, uni-vos!, São Paulo: Boitempo, 2018, 88 pp. [1] (Portuguese)
    • Izquierdas del mundo, ¡uníos!, Barcelona: Icaria, 2018; repr., Bogotá: Siglo del Hombre, and Mexico: Siglo Veintiuno, 2019. (Spanish)
    • Sinistre di tutto il mondo unitevi!, Rome: Castelvecchi, 2019, 144 pp. [2] (Italian)
  • O fim do império cognitivo: a afirmação das epistemologias do Sul, Coimbra: Almedina, 2018, 535 pp; repr., Belo Horizonte: Autêntica, 2019, 478 pp. (Portuguese)

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