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The Geographies of Social Movements free pdf In "The Geographies of Social Movements" Ulrich Oslender proposes a critical place perspective to examine the activism of black communities in the lowland rain forest of Colombia's Pacific coast region. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in and around the town of Guapi, Oslender examines how the work of local community councils, which have organized around newly granted ethnic and land rights since the early 1990s, is anchored to space and place. Exploring how residents' social relationships are entangled with the region's rivers, streams, swamps, rain, and tides, Oslender argues that this "aquatic space" his conceptualization of the mutually constitutive relationships between people and their rain forest environment provides a local epistemology that has shaped the political process. Oslender demonstrates that social mobilization among Colombia's Pacific Coast black communities is best understood as emerging out of their place-based identity and environmental imaginaries. He argues that the critical place perspective proposed accounts more fully for the multiple, multi-scalar, rooted and networked experiences within social movements."

About Ulrich Oslender

Ulrich Oslender is Assistant Professor of Geography at Florida International University and the coeditor of "Bridging Scholarship and Activism: Reflections from the Frontlines of Collaborative Research."

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Author : Ulrich Oslender
Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 0822361043
EAN : 9780822361046
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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