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Ano: 2015 vol. 34 n. 2

Laing, Anna F. Resource Sovereignties in Bolivia: Re-Conceptualising the Relationship between Indigenous Identities and the Environment during the TIPNIS Conflict.  / Recursos de soberanía en Bolivia: Re-conceptualización de la relación entre identidades indígenas y el medio ambiente durante el conflicto TIPNIS p. 149-166 Bolivia
Medio ambiente / Identidad / Indígenas / Plurinación / Recursos de soberanía
Siglo XXI


This paper examines the active re-construction of indigenous identities within the Plurinational State of Bolivia through the case study of a resource conflict that arose with the government's announcement of its intention to build a road through a national park and indigenous territory, the Territorio Indígena y Parque Nacional Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS; Indigenous Territory and Isiboro Sécure National Park). Ethnographic fieldwork shows that both the state and the lowland indigenous movement have fashioned essentialised understandings of an indigenous identity linked to the environment in order to legitimise competing resource sovereignty claims.

Campero, Cecilia ; Barton, Jonathan R. ‘You have to be with God and the Devil’: Linking Bolivia's Extractive Industries and Local Development through Social Licences.  / "Tú tienes que estar con Dios y con el Diablo" : vinculación entre las industrias extractivas y el desarrollo local a través de licencias sociales en Bolivia p. 167–183 Bolivia
Cooperación local / Licencia social / Minería / Responsabilidad social / Desarrollo sostenible
Siglo XXI


The social licence is an instrument that establishes the conditions for community acceptance of an extractive industry project in a locality. It emerges at the interface of debates on corporate social responsibility and indigenous rights in Bolivia. In this article, relations between mining companies and local communities are explored, with a particular focus on the role of participation and firm-based commitments to local development. The conclusions point to the limits of voluntary firm initiatives in strengthening local sustainable development. A more demanding regulatory instrument is required that may facilitate mutual agreement on the terms by which resources are extracted.

Groke, Veronika. Dueños, Duendes, Bichos: Non-Human Agents and the Politics of Place-Making in a Bolivian Guaraní Community.  / Dueños, Duendes, Bichos: Agentes no humanos y la política de hacer sitio en la comunidad guaraní boliviana p. 184–196 Bolivia
Ontologia / Propietarios / Perspectivismo / Política
Siglo XXI


The article looks at the interactions between the inhabitants of a community of Guaraní people in the Bolivian eastern lowlands and spirit entities found in the forest that forms part of the community's lands. Understanding these interactions as a form of intra-communal politics, the article engages with the issue of landownership as an ongoing process of negotiation between two different sets of owners. This presents a vision of the political relations between people and spirit beings that is opposed to the currently dominant ontological vision which would put these distinct entities into defined (apolitical) places within a unified cosmovision.

Doctor, Mahrukh. Assessing the Changing Roles of the Brazilian Development Bank.  / La evaluación de las nuevas funciones del Banco de Desarrollo de Brasil p. 197–213 Brasil
BNDES / Banco para el desarrollo / Financiación para el desarrollo / Estado de desarrollo
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI


Since it was founded in 1952, the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES; Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development) has been at the centre of Brazil's industrialisation and development strategy. It played a key role in the evolution of policies from import substitution to market-opening and privatisation, to the ‘new developmentalism’. The article evaluates and discusses whether BNDES fulfils the three typical functions expected of national development banks: financial sector development; business climate enhancement; and knowledge services.

Randall, Rachel. Childhood, Movement and Play: An Analysis of Child Agency and Heterotopia in Linha de Passe (2008) and Los colores de la montaña (2010).  / Niñez, Movimiento y juego: Un Análisis de Agencia Infantil y Heterotopía en Passe Linha (2008) y Los colores de la montaña (2010) p. 214–228 América Latina
Afectar / Infancia / Futuridad / Heterotopia / Actuar / Espacio
Siglo XXI


This paper draws on contemporary theoretical debates surrounding the significance of cinematic children in order to examine two recent Latin American films. The Foucauldian concept of ‘heterotopia’ is used to explore the abilities of child protagonists to produce spaces with which they interact both imaginatively and in the films' diegetic realities. Despite distinct urban and rural settings, these productions' staging of playful heterospaces and heterotemporalities permit brief moments of relief within otherwise harsh environments. Such spaces enable child characters to demonstrate an ‘agency’ that is denied their elders, whilst somewhat evading the symbolic ‘futurity’ with which children are often burdened

Sigler, Thomas J.; Amen, Kali-Ahset ; Dwyer, K. Angelique. The Heterogeneous Isthmus: Transnationalism and Cultural Differentiation in Panama.  / El itsmo heterogéneo: trasnacionalismo y diferenciación cultural en Panamá p. 229–244 Centroamérica
América central / Etnicidad / Políticas de identidad / Raza
Siglo XXI


This article addresses understandings of race and ethnicity within Latin American research by examining and arguing for an increasingly transnational interpretation of identity through an analytical engagement with the changing politics of difference in Panama. Applying historiographical and ethnographic approaches, we interrogate ethno-racial differentiation from a transnational perspective, concluding that dominant national discourses on identity in Panama have shifted in response to transnational alliances and pressures, and that a monolithic nationalism driven by the narrative of panameñismo (a national political discourse in Panama predicated upon the concept of a monolithic and singular Panamanian culture) has given way to an ethno-racial climate in which the politics of identity and representation are approached more pluralistically and arguably more equitably

Bulletin of Latin American Research
Papel | Versão digital com assinatura | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN papel: 0261-3050
ISSN digital: 1470-9856
Año de criação: 1981

Editor: Society for Latin American Studies
Direção: University of Liverpool, Room 313a, Cypress Building, L69 7ZR Liverpool

Este Boletín aspira a reflejar una investigación original sobre asuntos corrientes dedicados a América Latina mediante la publicación de largos artículos relacionados con las ciencias sociales y humanas. Se publican artículos más cortos sobre temas de actualidad en lo que atañe el estudio de América Latina, artículos de revista, el progreso de la ciencia, críticas de libros, y notas. Recientemente, una sección « debate » ha sido añadida dedicada a presentar análisis vanguardistas sobre tópicos específicos analizados por especialistas.
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