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Revitalizing Our Dances: Land and Dignity in Paraguay

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dc.creator Duckworth, Cheryl Lynn 2008-12-05 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z NO_RESTRICTION en 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z 2009-02-09T18:55:10Z
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.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject Paraguay en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject indigenous communities en_US
dc.subject land rights en_US
dc.subject Stroessner en_US
dc.title Revitalizing Our Dances: Land and Dignity in Paraguay en
dc.type Dissertation en Doctor of Philosophy in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en Doctoral en Conflict Analysis and Resolution en George Mason University en

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