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Gonzales Interior EPUB.indd

13 Apr 2023

This glimpse into the social dynamics within the movements and the construction of social identities (binary and non-binary) places the challenge of inclusion in Indigenous political processes at the very heart of the matter, as suggested by some of the chapters included in the volume, especially Figueroa and Hernández, Azpiroz, Arteaga and Mora. [...] The chapter by Consuelo Sánchez, in particular, relates how the constituent process of Mexico City, in which the author participated as a member of the Constituent Assembly, enabled the construction of political agreements and a community consensus in order to incorporate recognition of the collective and individual rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Valley of Mexico (for- mer seat of the Tri. [...] Kennemore and Elizabeth López share an analysis of the Bolivian State’s bureaucratic barriers to autonomy in the Jatun Ayllu Yura territory of the Qhara Qhara Nation, in the face of which the peoples are developing creative strategies by which to challenge the State — both in the courts and in the streets — and, in the process, strengthen self-government and create new forms of social and politica. [...] Aragón documents the emergence of Indigenous self-governments in Michoacán the creation of which is the expression of a particular path to autonomy via the judicialization of Indigenous struggles, and a type of “community-level constitutionalism” of litigation that feeds both interactions with the courts and the building of local consensus. [...] We hope that our effort will encourage these sectors of the Indigenous movement to approach a critical reading of the ideas contained in this book and to reflect on their own political experi- ences, with the hope of overcoming the pragmatism that is present in some movements and which is stalling the possibilities of advancing toward the goal of self-determination for the peoples in the form of a.
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