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Indigenous Peoples and the Geographies of Power : Mezcala’s Narratives of Neoliberal Governance

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Tracing key trends of the global-regional-local interface of power, Inés Durán Matute through the case of the indigenous community of Mezcala (Mexico) demonstrates how global political economic processes shape the lives, spaces, projects and identities of the most remote communities. Throughout the book, in-depth interviews, participant observations and text collection, offer the reader insight into the functioning of neoliberal governance, how it is sustained in networks of power and rhetorics deployed, and how it is experienced. People, as passively and actively participate in its courses of action, are being enmeshed in these geographies of power seeking out survival strategies, but also constructing autonomous projects that challenge such forms of governance.

This book, by bringing together the experience of a geopolitical locality and the literature from the Latin American Global South into the discussions within the Global Northern academia, offers an original and timely transdisciplinary approach that challenges the interpretations of power and development while also prioritizing and respecting the local production of knowledge.

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Inu00e9s Duru00e1n Matute
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53611365
UPC: 9780815363156
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-0788
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