Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco

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Cornell University Press, 15 mars 2018 - 312 sidor

Penelope Anthias’s Limits to Decolonization addresses one of the most important issues in contemporary indigenous politics: struggles for territory. Based on the experience of thirty-six Guaraní communities in the Bolivian Chaco, Anthias reveals how two decades of indigenous mapping and land titling have failed to reverse a historical trajectory of indigenous dispossession in the Bolivian lowlands. Through an ethnographic account of the "limits" the Guaraní have encountered over the course of their territorial claim—from state boundaries to landowner opposition to hydrocarbon development—Anthias raises critical questions about the role of maps and land titles in indigenous struggles for self-determination.

Anthias argues that these unresolved territorial claims are shaping the contours of an era of "post-neoliberal" politics in Bolivia. Limits to Decolonization reveals the surprising ways in which indigenous peoples are reframing their territorial projects in the context of this hydrocarbon state and drawing on their experiences of the limits of state recognition. The tensions of Bolivia’s "process of change" are revealed, as Limits to Decolonization rethinks current debates on cultural rights, resource politics, and Latin American leftist states. In sum, Anthias reveals the creative and pragmatic ways in which indigenous peoples contest and work within the limits of postcolonial rule in pursuit of their own visions of territorial autonomy.

 

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Introduction
1
1 Imagining Territory Contingent Articulations Uncertain Compromises
19
2 Mapping Territory The Limits of Postcolonial Geography
49
3 Titling Territory Race Space and Law at an Indigenous Frontier
85
4 Inhabiting Territory Land and Livelihoods in Tarairí
145
5 Extractive Encounters Struggles over Land and Gas
181
6 Governable Spaces Territory and Autonomy in a Hydrocarbon State
204
Conclusion
242
Notes
251
Glossary
267
References
269
Index
283
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Penelope Anthias holds a postdoctoral position in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen.

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