Indigenous Life Projects and Extractivism

Ethnographies from South America

by Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard, Juan Javier Rivera Andía

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Book Description

Exploring indigenous life projects in encounters with extractivism, the present open access volume discusses how current turbulences actualise questions of indigeneity, difference and ontological dynamics in the Andes and Amazonia. While studies of extractivism in South America often focus on wider national and international politics, this contribution instead provides ethnographic explorations of indigenous politics, perspectives and worlds, revealing loss and suffering as well as creative strategies to mediate the extralocal. Seeking to avoid conceptual imperialism or the imposition of exogenous categories, the chapters are grounded in the respective authors' long-standing field research. The authors examine the reactions (from resistance to accommodation), consequences (from anticipation to rubble) and materials (from fossil fuel to water) diversely related to extractivism in rural and urban settings. How can Amerindian strategies to preserve localised communities in extractivist contexts contribute to ways of thinking otherwise?

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Indigenous Life Projects and Extractivism ebook for free in PDF format (3.3 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
299
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319934341
ISBN10
3319934341
ISBN13 Digital
9783319934358
ISBN10 Digital
331993435X
PDF Size
3.3 MB
License
CC BY

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