- Affiliation: Universidad de la Tierra, Mexico
Gustavo Esteva is one of Latin America’s leading critics of the development paradigm; author of a dozen books, has been advisor to the Zapatistas for almost 20 years and is founder of Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca.
Books by Gustavo Esteva
Remaking the Soil of Cultures
With the publication of this remarkable book in 1998, Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash instigated a complete, epistemological rupture. Grassroots Post-modernism resolutely attacks the three sacred cows of modernity–the idea, entrenched in globalisation, that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of Western-defined notions of ‘human’; and the notion of the self-sufficient individual, as opposed to… (more information)