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"Rich and complicated . . . [Territories in Resistance] will be a key reference point in the development of anti-systemic thought."—Gilberto López y Rivas, La Jornada

Territories in Resistance is an indispensable complement to existing literature on Latin American autonomous social movements. Explore the “other worlds” being created in the wreckage of colonialism and
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by AK Press (first published May 15th 2012)
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Micah
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: radicalism
An amazing book that made me think and opened new perspectives more than any I've read in a while. In the US, when people talk about counter-institutions, building a new world within the old, "exodus," prefiguring post-capitalism, etc., the concrete results can be disappointing: with little autonomy and caught in the web of the capitalist market, interfered with by the state in a thousand ways, sometimes these experiments - the volunteer-run bookstore, the stereotypical collectively-run bike ...more
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May 04, 2013 added it
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I’ve sort of changed my criteria to one single thing – Did this book make me think? And Zibechi did make me think.

I liked his mix of case studies and history, then social theory and analysis. It worked for me – gave me background/facts so that the theory had a place to apply.

I also liked his characterization of these peoples/groups/movements NOT as social movements, but as societies in movement. This gave me a different lens to consider not just the case studies in this book, but other movements
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Mainzer
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Fantastic translation, ha!
Andrew
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This collection of essays offers a great analysis of societies in movement from a different perspective: bottom up. Zibechi examines urban peripheries-- territories that are frequently overlooked-- and their horizontal and autonomous characteristics. As a result of decades of neoliberal policies, urban peripheries often exist at the edge of society, almost completely separate from the state (and consequently the state's social services). Autonomy in these territories, which result from ...more
Nic Paget-Clarke
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Important in understanding Latin America, and just as important in understanding local, regional and global social movements.
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Raúl Zibechi (nacido el 25 de enero de 1952 en Montevideo) es un escritor y pensador-activista uruguayo, dedicado al trabajo con movimientos sociales en América Latina.

Entre 1969 y 1973 fue militante del Frente Estudiantil Revolucionario (FER), agrupación estudiantil vinculada al Movimiento de Liberación Nacional Tupamaros. Bajo la dictadura militar, iniciada en 1973, fue activista en la
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