SENTIENT LANDS by P. di Giminiani (2018)

Sentient LandsSentient Lands: Indigeneity, Property, and Political Imagination in Neoliberal Chile

By Piergiorgio di Giminiani

University of Arizona Press, 2018

Sentient Lands is a historically grounded ethnography of the Mapuche people’s engagement with state-run reconciliation and land-restitution efforts. Piergiorgio Di Giminiani analyzes environmental relations, property, state power, market forces, and indigeneity to illustrate how land connections are articulated, in both landscape experiences and land claims. Rather than viewing land claims as simply bureaucratic procedures imposed on local understandings and experiences of land connections, Di Giminiani reveals these processes to be disputed practices of world making.

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