Organising in defence of life: The emergence and dynamics of a territorial movement in Southern Chile

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Ehrnström-Fuentes , M 2020 , ' Organising in defence of life: The emergence and dynamics of a territorial movement in Southern Chile ' , Organization , pp. 1-23 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508420963871

Title: Organising in defence of life: The emergence and dynamics of a territorial movement in Southern Chile
Author: Ehrnström-Fuentes, Maria
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Vaasa
Belongs to series: Organization
ISSN: 1350-5084
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine how territorial movements, as distinct forms of place-based social movements, organise in defence of life against the threat of resource extraction on their land. Based on the experiences of Indigenous Lafkenche-Mapuche members of a protracted struggle against a pulp mill in southern Chile, the study seeks to address the following research questions: (1) How do territorial movements emerge and organise the defence of their threatened lives? and (2) How do diverging (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) territorial relations shape the dynamics of the struggle? Combining insights from Enrique Dussel’s ‘ethics of liberation’ with that of Indigenous ontologies, this study suggests that territorial movements emerge out of the awakening of a critical consciousness of the threat of death and the collective ‘desire to live’ that define the dynamics of the struggle. The findings demonstrate how the diverging territorial relations, the societally embedded ‘coloniality of power’, and the state and corporate induced violence shape the movement dynamics. Changes in the movement dynamics also occur as a result of the struggle itself, as the movement actors’ unified desire to live continuously transforms the people and shapes the territory they inhabit.
Date: 2020-10-29
Subject: 512 Business and Management
ethics of liberation
indigenous knowledges
resistance
social movements
storytelling
territorial struggles
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AoS: Responsible organising
SDG 15 - Life on Land
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
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