Dinerstein, Ana Cecilia.

The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America : The Art of Organising Hope - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - 1 online resource (313 p.) - eBooks on Demand Non-Governmental Public Action . - Non-Governmental Public Action .

Cover; Half-Title ; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1 Embracing the Other Side: An Introduction; Part I Theorising Autonomy; 2 Meanings of Autonomy: Trajectories, Modes, Differences; 3 Autonomy in the Key of Hope: Understanding Prefiguration; Part II Navigating Autonomy; 4 Organising Negation: Neoliberal Hopelessness, Insurgent Hope (Mexico); 5 Shaping Concrete Utopia: Urban Experiments (Argentina); 6 Contesting Translation: Indigenous-Popular Movements (Bolivia) 7 Venturing beyond the Wire: The Sem Terra's Dream (Brazil)Part III Rethinking Autonomy; 8 Confronting Value with Hope: Towards a Prefigurative Critique of Political Economy; 9 Living in Blochian Times: Opening Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The author contests older concepts of autonomy as either revolutionary or ineffective vis-à-vis the state. Looking at four prominent Latin American movements, she defines autonomy as 'the art of organising hope': a tool for indigenous and non-indigenous movements to prefigure alternative realities at a time when utopia can be no longer objected.

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Autonomy (Philosophy) -- Latin America.
Hope -- Political aspects -- Latin America.
Hope -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Politics and government.
Latin America -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-.
Latin America -- Social conditions --1982-.
Political participation -- Latin America.
Social movements -- Latin America.


Electronic books.

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