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Land and Dignity in Paraguay

Chapter Title

Land and Dignity in Paraguay

Department

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

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Document Type

Book

Description

Land and Dignity in Paraguay analyzes the sociopolitical mobilization around land rights of the indigenous communities in this country. Throughout Paraguay, indigenous communities have seen their lands sold to private agriculture business, in addition to being subjected to arrests, intimidation, and torture. Since the fall of Stroessnerʹs dictatorship in 1989, these communities have been organizing to oppose neoliberal policies, especially that of land privatization. Such mobilization nearly always coalesces around an organizing frame, and the prominence of dignity in the framing of the Paraguayan movement is clear. Drawing on media coverage and extensive interviews with indigenous leaders, civil society leaders, and government officials, the book argues that active social mobilization developed around the dignity frame and concludes by looking at the implications for conflict resolution processes and for Paraguayʹs new democracy.

ISBN

978-1441133939

Publication Date

2-24-2011

Publisher

The Continuum Publishing Group

City

New York, NY

Keywords

indigenous communities, land rights, sociopolitical mobilization, Paraguay

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

1

Last Page

208

ORCID ID

0000-0002-9322-3005

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