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Revitalizing Our Dances: Land and Dignity in Paraguay

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dc.contributor.author Duckworth, Cheryl Lynn
dc.creator Duckworth, Cheryl Lynn
dc.date 2008-12-05
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/3427
dc.description.abstract Throughout Paraguay, indigenous communities are facing increased and unnecessary hardship as their lands are sold to private agriculture business. They are often subject to arrest, intimidation and torture. As a result of losing their lands, they no longer have access to food security, potable water or shelter. Accordingly, they are increasingly organizing resistance to neoliberal policies, specifically land privatization. The stunning fall of Gen. Stroessner opened unprecedented social and political space for such mobilization. The new sociopolitical space enabled indigenous leaders to form critical (if complex) partnerships with NGOs, accessing social and financial resources. Movements nearly always coalesce around an organizing frame. The prominence of dignity in the framing of this movement is clear. This dissertation will support my claim that once Stroessner’s regime had collapsed, previous narratives around dignity could crystallize into active social mobilization around the Dignity Frame. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject neoliberalism en
dc.subject Paraguay en
dc.subject Latin America en
dc.subject indigenous communities en
dc.subject land rights en
dc.subject Stroessner en
dc.title Revitalizing Our Dances: Land and Dignity in Paraguay en
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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