ContactMartínez Robles, David
The research performed by the members of ALTER focuses on the study of a broad range of intercultural, comparative and transnational processes and phenomena specifically related with East Asia, from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. The group's research works with key concepts such as otherness, crisis, modernity, discourse, colonialism and postcolonialism, transnationalism and globalization.
This research is based on two fundamental principles: a) ethical: the group seeks to defend, exercise and reflect on the basis of a plural, transnational, locally diverse and specific comparatism that overcomes geographical area-specific barriers, preconceptions and hierarchies; b) methodological: the group uses new approaches and reflections derived from comparative literature, history and philosophy.
ALTER was created in 2009 in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Faculty of Arts and Humanities.