Vol 9, No 1 (2021)

Protagonists of Latin American Futures

In the absence of a coherent and convincing narrative of hope, new protagonists and their solidly responsible forms of imagining and struggling for livable futures enter the stages of parliaments, social media platforms and public spaces in cities around the world. It is precisely such spirit of collective solidarity, facing multiple crises at once, that links indigenous struggles over land and environment with the young people of the climate strike movement, as Brum has it, the “first generation without hope.” This leads to the overarching question of this theme issue: Who are the protagonists of Latin American futures? Who is imagining, writing, narrating such futures – how, when and where? In this CROLAR theme issue, we map protagonists of Latin American futures, both human and non-human, looking at the ways in which they act, create, and think futures.

Table of Contents


Elis de Aquino, Frank I. Müller, Anke Schwarz
Elis de Aquino, Frank I. Müller, Anke Schwarz


Elis de Aquino, Luis Kliche
Anke Schwarz
Frank Müller

Book Reviews

Nestor García Canclini (2020): Ciudadanos reemplazados por algoritmos
Camila Mattos da Costa
Review Essay: Ante los (no) futuros extractivistas en América Latina: alternativas emergentes en las fronteras
Geronimo Barrera de la Torre
Anderson Eduardo Sandoval Rodríguez
Diana Marisol Hernández Suárez
Edward King and Joanna Page (eds.) (2017): Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America
Beate Möller
Olaf Kaltmeier (2019): Refeudalización: Desigualdad social, economía y cultura política en América Latina en el temprano siglo XXI
Rodrigo Aldeia Duarte

Classics Revisited

Erick José Limas Maldonado

Research Notes

Elizabeth Gallon Droste
Renata da Silva Melo
Ricardo Uribe


Carvalho da Silva, Renato Vicentini

Complete Edition

CROLAR 9(1) (2021): Protagonists of Latin American Futures