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For a geography of autonomy: the zapatista territorial autonomy experience in Chiapas, Mexico

Grant number: 11/15004-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Ramos Hospodar Felippe Valverde
Grantee:Fábio Márcio Alkmin
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In the last three decades it´s possible to identify an ethnic emergence in several Latin American countries, favoring the (re)emergence of various ethnic and territorial identities, that were so far subdued by the hegemony of national identity. Among the claim speeches of these communities there is the reappropriation of the so-called "traditional territories" (pre colonial/state indigenous territoriality) through "territorial autonomy" processes. The existence of these politically autonomous territories indicates a qualitative change in the traditional relations between the State and the State Territory. Among the experiments already carried out, there is the zapatista autonomous territory in Mexico, which we take as a case study. We seek to analyze the implications of autonomous indigenous territories (both as a claim speech of Latin American indianism and as a concrete practice of the zapatista social movement) in modern spatial relations of power between State and Society.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ALKMIN, Fábio Márcio. For a geography of autonomy: the Zapatistas territorial autonomy experience in Chiapas, Mexico. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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