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Author Durán Matute, Inés, 1986- author

Title Indigenous peoples and the geographies of power : Mezcala's narratives of neoliberal governance / Inés Durán Matute
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge studies in Latin American politics ; 23
Routledge studies in Latin American politics ; v. 23
Contents The local impact of political culture -- The local workings of a global political economy -- The transnationalisation of informal power : setting the path to "progress" -- Tourism : a fight to define progress -- Identities across borders : legitimising or challenging stratifications?
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mezcala (Poncitlán, Jalisco) -- Ethnic identity
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mezcala (Poncitlán, Jalisco) -- Government relations
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico.
Indians of Mexico -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of Mexico -- Government relations.
Social conditions.
Mezcala (Poncitlán, Jalisco, Mexico) -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351110403 (mobipocket/kindle)
1351110411 (electronic book)
135111042X (electronic book)
1351110438 (electronic book)
9781351110402 (mobipocket/kindle)
9781351110419 (electronic book)
9781351110426 (electronic book)
9781351110433 (electronic book)
Other Titles Mezcala's narratives of neoliberal governance