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Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces . ments in the region, ‘ Zibechi has influenced activists, social movement participants, writers. “Zibechi goes to Bolivia to learn. Like us, he goes with questions, questions that stretch far beyond the borders of Bolivia. How do we change the world and. files Zibechi – Dispersing. Power – Social Movements as Anti-State ( MB) Wed, 28 Nov. GMT. Dispersing power.

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And before the displaced were displaced, there were the indigenous communities in those same zones. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. For Marx, communism exists as a potential within capitalist society. Potency expands as it forms and creates relationships—which are manifestations of emancipatory power. Possibly the most important study in the other wise strangely boring field of “social movement theory”.

How do we change the world and create a different one?

Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identities. This is about building power to overcome the state. Copyright Upside Down World. At that stage, the tension dissolves the internal and external.

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Like us, he goes with questions, questions that stretch far beyond the borders of Bolivia. This is mostly due to the absence of territorial control among Aymara, although at base similar tensions and aspirations reside. However, Marx was always faithful to this way of looking at social change, in which the revolutionary act of giving birth to a new world is just a short step in a long process of creating that other world.

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America. He affirmed, beyond any doubt, that the concentration of workers caused by the development of capitalism creates the conditions for their unity, based on self-education, and argued that this unity would erode the basis of bourgeois domination: Preview — Dispersing Power by Raul Zibechi.


It is one based on the idea that these processes occur naturally —a word Marx used himself—or, by themselves: It is natural that the question about the usefulness of potency arises from the state-centered gaze.

Refresh and try again. Ellen rated it really liked it Aug 22, With time and the decline of the dominant system, a new world grows upon the basis of these relations or, better said, a different world from the hegemonic. July 1, Imprint: The internal dynamic of social struggle weaves social relations among the oppressed, as a means of ensuring survival in the first place, both materially and spiritually.

The non-state powers of the Aymara were born in territories in which the community machine operates: Notice how he finds within the class not only the weaknesses that oppress them but also the powers that free them. But one cannot be transmuted into the other. How do we get rid of capitalism? If that sparks your interest, here are some excerpts from the Introduction.

To enhance, to strengthen, is therefore to deepen the fabric of relations to avoid freezing them into forms of domination. Even more inspiring than the practical exploits, though, are the theoretical innovations of the movements, which Zibechi highlights, giving us new understandings of community, political organization, institution, and a series of other concepts vital to contemporary political thought.

You must be logged in to post a comment. By this, I am referring to powers that are not separated from or splintered off from society. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. If this tension—which tends to overflow—is the potency of the movements, it seems clear that the political scenario does not affect it.


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How do we get rid of capitalism? Chris rated it liked it Mar 04, Paperbackpages. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews oower not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Red Brigades, Angry Brigade. Some of the forms that autonomous Aymara organizing takes in El Alto include the provision zibechk organization of municipal works; the operation and maintenance of schools, parks, and radio stations; and conflict resolution and community justice systems. We appreciate your feedback. Miro R rated it really liked it Jul 20, How do we create a society based on dignity?

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This is a contested zibechu, and a point from which an abundant literature has emerged. The capacity to build non-state power—decentralized and dispersed—links the Aymara process with the Zapatista the Good Government Councilsand both represent a vital contribution to emancipation, despite their differences and particularities.

Next Zibwchi Plan Colombia for Mexico. The book is beautiful, exciting, stimulating A joy to translate. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed xispersing.

Salt in the Sand. Like emancipation, this kind of power is not useful, it cannot transform itself into exchange value on the altar of the political market. Because what we call potency relates to the experience of human relationships that men and women in movement establish with each other and others—relationships that, individually and collectively, are formed through suffering.