Department of Anthropology

Charles Hale - UT Geography Colloquium

Fri, February 11, 2011 | GRG 101

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

"Struggles for Territory, Neoliberal Appropriations, and the Passion for the Possible"

Dr. Charles R. Hale, Director of UT's Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and professor in the Department of Anthropology, will present a colloquium on the issues involved with mapping and recognizing territories of indigenous people in Central and South America.

This presentation takes a 30 year perspective on indigenous and afro-descendant struggles for territorial rights in Central America. It accounts for the “territorial turn,” exploring the role of participatory mapping in this remarkable transformation, and examines the implications for political empowerment and economic well-being. It concludes reflecting on the fate of peoples who have gained a semblance of territorial rights, now that the era of “neoliberal multiculturalism,” during which these rights were achieved, is coming to an end.

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