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Author Escobar, Arturo, 1951-

Title Territories of difference : place, movements, life, redes / Arturo Escobar
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 435 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New ecologies for the twenty-first century
New ecologies for the twenty-first century.
Contents Place -- Capital -- Nature -- Development -- Identity -- Networks
Summary In Territories of Difference, Arturo Escobar, author of the widely debated book Encountering Development, analyzes the politics of difference enacted by specific place-based ethnic and environmental movements in the context of neoliberal globalization. His analysis is based on his many years of engagement with a group of Afro-Colombian activists of Colombia's Pacific rainforest region, the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN). Escobar offers a detailed ethnographic account of PCN's visions, strategies, and practices, and he chronicles and analyzes the movement's struggles for autonomy, territory, justice, and cultural recognition. Yet he also does much more. Consistently emphasizing the value of local activist knowledge for both understanding and social action and drawing on multiple strands of critical scholarship, Escobar proposes new ways for scholars and activists to examine and apprehend the momentous, complex processes engulfing regions such as the Colombian Pacific today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-415) and index
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Subject Proceso Nacional de Comunidades Negras.
Blacks -- Colombia -- Pacific Coast -- Politics and government.
Regionalism -- Colombia -- Pacific Coast.
Social movements -- Colombia -- Pacific Coast -- Case studies.
Pacific Coast (Colombia) -- Politics and government.
Pacific Coast (Colombia) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822389436 (electronic bk.)
9780822389439 (electronic bk.)