Mapping a New Geography of Space and Power

Nicole Fabricant


In this paper, I analyze the ways in which MST-Bolivia (Movimiento Sin Tierra) forged a national-level movement through one counter-hegemonic event: the Fifth Indigenous March for Land and Territory, which originated in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in October 2006.  This march enacted a powerful performance of pan-indigenous solidarity and nationalistic sentiment which led to a public declaration by president Evo Morales to approve the New Agrarian Reform Law. I focus in particular on the organizational and spatial structure of the march, and on the significance of seizing public space in protest.  


Agrarian Revolution; Fifth Indigenous March for Land and Territory; INRA Law; MST Mobilizations; New Agrarian Reform Law; Politics of Food; Radical Politics of Land Redistribution; Reinvention of Space

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