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Thanks to the agrarian reform of 1917, about half of Mexico’s territory is in the hands of peasants. However, most landholders are male and the ejido faces the challenge of privatization. Using documental and ethnographic data, this paper examines the gender dynamics of land privatization in the municipality of San Salvador Atenco, Estado de Mexico. Drawing on the insights of feminist political ecology, it is argued that social practices regarding land privatization reproduced power relations ba...
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This article presents a brief history of social conflict in Argentina for the period 1989-2017. The evolution of social conflicts are investigated based on the dynamic analysis of collective action in its relation with political processes. In particular, we will work with three of the dimensions that make them up: the contentious actors, the main demands they enunciate, and the forms of struggle carried out. At a general level, a process of diversification of collective action and a growing impa...
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One unforeseen political consequence of people’s discontent with and disappointment in democracies in Latin America has been the arrival of presidencies with executive unlimited powers and without institutional counterbalance. This paper aims to two deeply linked objectives: a) after the figure of Caesar and his programmatic translation as Caesarism, it offers a reading key regarding the unwanted political consequences of current discontent with —and disappointment in— democracy; and b) it shows...
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This paper addresses the question of why, despite a widespread recognition of the existence of an important set of individualistic manifestations in Latin America, there is a strong reluctance in these societies to interpret themselves from the framework of individualism. It argues that understanding this paradox demands to take into account the vicissitudes of the tension between a specific process of individuation (agentic individuation) and a political and juridical individualism in its liber...
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This article presents an approach, from a postestructuralist view, to the classic Peronism ways of representation (1945-1955) in Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (cfk) discourse during her first administration (2007-2011). We shall argue in this article, during this time the Kirchnerist discourse vigorously recalls the historic matrix from classic Peronism or first Peronism. This matrix is rooted in the symbolism of Peronism of the forties. In this regard, we will examine the way that Kirchnerism ...
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