MOVEMENTS AND MODERNIZATIONS, MARKETS AND MUNICIPALITIES: Indigenous federations in rural Ecuador
This chapter attempts to make sense of the work of popular and non-governmental organizations in the Central Andes of Ecuador. Specifically, it considers how federations of indigenous (highland Quichua) communities have emerged in the period since land reform, the agricultural and rural development strategies they have pursued, and the ways in which they have engaged in formal political processes. Its rhetorical and analytical strategy is to sustain a conversation between the ways in which these federations seem to have pursued agricultural and political change with the ways in which indigenous agriculture and social movements have been conceptualized by certain authors. Exploring the dissonances and convergences between these conceptualizations and the strategies of these federations sheds light on the “liberatory” possibilities embodied by these federations as well as on the broader project of liberation ecology.
Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements, Second Edition
Bebbington, Anthony, "MOVEMENTS AND MODERNIZATIONS, MARKETS AND MUNICIPALITIES: Indigenous federations in rural Ecuador" (2004). Geography. 519.