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Grounds of Resistance

Kohn Margaret and McBride Keally

in Political Theories of Decolonization

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399578
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894437 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.003.0006
Grounds of Resistance

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This chapter delves into the unique importance of land claims in postcolonial political thought. The chapter examines critiques of colonialism based on the relationship between a people and a physical territory. This emphasis proves to be useful in critiquing neocolonial forms of economic development, as both Amilcar Cabral and more recently, the Zapatista movement have done. Introducing land as central element of their political analysis is one readily apparent innovation that theories of decolonization offer to the field of political theory.

Keywords: land; territory; Zapatista; Mariategui; indigenous; cabral

Chapter.  9319 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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