Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes

Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes

by Arturo Escobar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822343274

ISBN-13: 9780822343271

Pub. Date: 11/26/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822343271
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/26/2008
Series:
New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

about the series....................vii
preface....................ix
acknowledgments....................xiii
introduction....................1
1 place....................27
2 capital....................69
3 nature....................111
4 development....................156
5 identity....................200
6 networks....................254
conclusion....................299
notes....................313
references cited....................381
index....................417

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