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Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes
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
Encountering Development : The Making and Unmaking of the Third World
Preface to the 2012 Edition vii Preface xlv CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Development and the Anthropology of Modernity 3 CHAPTER 2: The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and
Whose Knowledge, Whose nature? Biodiversity, Conservation, and the Political Ecology of Social Movements
This paper proposes a framework for rethinking the conservation and appropriation of biological diversity from the perspective of social movements. It argues that biodiversity, although with concrete
This paper examines the socio-economic, political, and cultural transformations that have been taking place in South America during the past ten years, particularly in Ecuador, Venezuela, and
After Nature
  • A. Escobar
  • Sociology
    Current Anthropology
  • 1 February 1999
This paper presents the outline of an anthropological political ecology that fully acknowledges the constructedness of nature while suggesting steps to weave together the cultural and the biological
Imagining a Post-Development Era? Critical Thought, Development and Social Movements
For some time now, it has been difficult at times even impossible to talk about development, protest or revolution with the same confidence and encompassing scope with which intellectuals and