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The right to belong to the land : coloniality and resistance in the Araucanía

  title={The right to belong to the land : coloniality and resistance in the Araucanía},
  author={Mara Duer},
This project focuses on the formation of the countryside in the violent encounter of extractive capitalism and resistance movements. My case study looks at land contestation in the Araucania (centre-south of Chile) between forestry corporations, state agencies and Mapuche rural communities. The project questions the narrow approach to understandings of land in the Western canon as a relation of exclusive ownership. I examine how land is changing its role as a provider of the quotidian and an… 
Modern-Colonial Geographies in Latin America: The Mirage of the Civilizing City and the Archaic Countryside
abstract:This special issue highlights and discusses the colonial grounds (Machado Aráoz, 2014) that characterize the modern experience of Latin America and the ways modern-colonial geographies have
Terrain, politics, history
  • S. Elden
  • Geography
    Dialogues in Human Geography
  • 2020
This article is based on the 2019 Dialogues in Human Geography plenary lecture at the Royal Geographical Society. It has four parts. The first discusses my work on territory in relation to recent


Land Grabs Today: Feeding the Disassembling of National Territory
This essay focuses on the larger assemblage of elements that promoted and facilitated the sharp increase in foreign land acquisitions by governments and firms since 2006. The concern is not to
Regimes of Dispossession: From Steel Towns to Special Economic Zones
This article compares land dispossession for industrial development under state-developmentalism and neoliberalism in India. Drawing on interviews, ethnography and archives of industrial development
Land Reform in Southern Africa in World-Historical Perspective
This paper attempts to place issues of land reform in South Africa and Zimbabwe in a ‘world-historical’ perspective. ‘World-historical’ is used in two senses. The first is that given by the ‘classic’
Engaging the global countryside: globalization, hybridity and the reconstitution of rural place
This article applies Massey's (2005) call for a relational understanding of space that can challenge aspatial readings of globalization to the study of globalization in a rural context. Critiquing
Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979
  • A. Stoler
  • History
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1986
Over the last century, North Sumatra has been the site of one of the most intensive and successful pursuits of foreign agricultural enterprise of any developing country. Colonial expansion by
Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights
Race and the Chilean Miracle addresses the ways in which neo-liberalism and the social construction of race have shaped Mapuche and ‘Chilean’ (non-Mapuche) society in southern Chile. Richards’s
The new enclosures: critical perspectives on corporate land deals
The contributions to this collection use the tools of agrarian political economy to explore the rapid growth and complex dynamics of large-scale land deals in recent years, with a special focus on
New frontiers of land control: Introduction
Land questions have invigorated agrarian studies and economic history, with particular emphases on its control, since Marx. Words such as ‘exclusion’, ‘alienation’, ‘expropriation’, ‘dispossession’,
Settler colonial logics and the neoliberal regime
It is often assumed that while both capitalism and the modern state may originate in processes such as primitive accumulation, imperialism and colonialism, and conquest, modernization in both the
Of Indians and Terrorists: How the State and Local Elites Construct the Mapuche in Neoliberal Multicultural Chile *
This paper examines the production of neoliberal multiculturalism in Chile as well as ideas about race, ethnicity and nation mobilised among local elites in the Chilean South. It argues that the