Producing Knowledges, Producing Pachamama: Andean Indigenous Politics in post-neoliberal Ecuador
31 May 2017, 17:30 to 31 May 2017, 19:30
Sarah Radcliffe, University of Cambridge
With the 2008 Constitution declaring the rights of indigenous peoples and of nature, Ecuador positioned itself at odds with mainstream politics. Yet in the decade since the election of Alianza Pais, the dynamics between indigeneity, Pachamama/nature and politics remain troubled and antagonistic. This paper explores how we might begin to frame and understand the ways by which central Andean kichwa speakers demarcate the forms of knowledge and agency through which they engage in contesting marginalization.
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