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- DescriptionThroughout the Americas, a boom in oil, gas, and mining development has pushed the extractive frontier deeper into indigeus territories. Centering on a long-term study of Enron and Shell's Cuiaba pipeline, From Enron to Evo traces the struggles of Bolivia's indigeus peoples for self-determination over their lives and territories. In his analysis of their response to this encroaching development, author Derrick Hindery also sheds light on surprising similarities between neoliberal reform and the policies of the nation's first indigeus president, Evo Morales. Drawing upon extensive interviews and document analysis, Hindery argues that many of the structural conditions created by neoliberal policies--including partial privatization of the oil and gas sector--still persist under Morales. Tactics employed by both Morales and his neoliberal predecessors utilize the rhetoric of environmental protection and indigeus rights to justify oil, gas, mining, and road development in indigeus territories and sensitive ecoregions. Indigeus peoples, while mindful of gains made during Morales's tenure, are increasingly dissatisfied with the administration's development model, particularly when it infringes upon their right to self-determination. From Enron to Evo demonstrates their dynamic and pragmatic strategies to cope with development and adversity, while also advancing their own aims. Offering a critique of both free-market piracy and the dilemmas of resource nationalism, this is a groundbreaking book for scholars, policymakers, and advocates concerned with indigeus politics, social movements, environmental justice, and resistance in an era of expanding resource development.
- Author BiographyDerrick Hindery is an assistant professor of international studies and geography at the University of Oregon.
- Author(s)Derrick Hindery
- PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
- Date of Publication30/08/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleFirst People: New Directions in Indigenous Studies
- Place of PublicationTucson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Arizona Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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