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Indigenous sovereignty and the new developmentalism in plurinational Bolivia

Postero, Nancy ; Fabricant, Nicole Postero, Nancy (Editor) ; Elinoff, Eli (Editor) ; Fabricant, Nicole (Editor)

Anthropological Theory, March 2019, Vol.19(1), pp.95-119 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Indigenous sovereignty and the new developmentalism in plurinational Bolivia
  • Autor: Postero, Nancy ; Fabricant, Nicole
  • Postero, Nancy (Editor) ; Elinoff, Eli (Editor) ; Fabricant, Nicole (Editor)
  • Assuntos: Bolivia ; Indigenous ; Sovereignty ; Autonomy ; Politics ; Equivocations ; Economic Liberation ; Development ; Decolonization ; Anthropology
  • É parte de: Anthropological Theory, March 2019, Vol.19(1), pp.95-119
  • Descrição: Across Latin America indigenous groups are asserting an alternative form of sovereignty they are calling indigenous autonomy. They have found support in international documents such as the 2007 United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights, as well as some Left-leaning governments such as those in Bolivia and Ecuador. Yet, there is a fundamental paradox at play in these demands: indigenous actors must negotiate their self-determination with the states whose essential characteristic is exerting territorial sovereignty. In this paper, we consider the politics entailed in managing these difficult political struggles. We examine one lowland indigenous community, the Guaraní of Charagua, Bolivia, which has articulated a vision of indigenous self-determination based in ñandereku, or ‘our way of being’ in the world. Rather than a liberal notion of territorial administration, this understanding of autonomy implies reciprocal relations between people and the land. We show how the Guaraní...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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