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Book Review: Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco

Correia, Joel E.; McEwan, Cheryl; Bryan, Joe; Anthias, Penelope

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Joel E. Correia

Cheryl McEwan

Joe Bryan



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Abstract

This book review symposium critically evaluates Penelope Anthias’ recent text Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco (Cornell University Press 2018). Through deep ethnographic attention, Anthias’ text evaluates Indigenous struggles for territory in the context of “post-neoliberal” Bolivia under the Evo Morales administration, showing the variegated and nuanced politics of autonomy in an era of hydrocarbon extraction and increasingly contradictory state-Indigenous relations. The text examines the “limits” of rights and state-led territorial titling processes to radically challenge the racialized extractive geographies that shape the Bolivian Chaco region. In so doing, Anthias’ ethnography provides a rich analysis of how Guaraní Indigenous peoples are reshaping their relations with non-Indigenous landowners and the hydrocarbon industry to advance new forms of territorial autonomy and self-determination with significant ramifications on Indigenous studies in Latin America. This book review symposium draws from a session at the 2019 American Association of Geographers Conference, featuring two leading geographers who share their critical readings of Limits to Decolonization with a conclusion by Anthias that responds to the written reviews.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Nov 1, 2019
Publication Date Nov 30, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 29, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2020
Journal Human geography.
Print ISSN 1942-7786
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 3
Pages 57-58
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/194277861901200301
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1278519

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Correia, Joel E., McEwan, Cheryl, Bryan, Joe and Anthias, Penelope (2019). Book Review: Limits to decolonization: Indigeneity, territory, and hydrocarbon politics in the Bolivian Chaco. Human Geography 12(3): 57-58. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/194277861901200301






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