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Zibechi contrasts this with the recommendations of a USAID report, which indicate that the agency would like to see the city divided up instead into neighborhoods of to people. During the best experiences one can sense a tension to overcome limits. Zibevhi People’s History of London. Books by Raul Zibechi. One could say that the construction of these powers is explicit in Chiapas and implicit in dipsersing barracks and other communal forms in the Aymara Altiplano. But that’s just me, maybe you will get something even greater from this incredible book.

Revolution and State in Modern Mexico. Refresh and try again. It tends toward the autonomous, because it only depends on itself.

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Dispersion of power, war on state. Nic Paget-Clarke rated it it was amazing May 10, Setting limitations is to place in the forefront what movements have been unable to do. Anyone who is serious about understanding power, organizing and social movements in Bolivia particularly, but disperwing an eye to the hemispheric context of anti-capitalist struggles, would be well served to pick up his newest book. And this applies as much to the party congresses as to the social forums.

The Lower Sphere in Latin America. These are the mechanisms that have enabled Aymara society and other social sectors in Bolivia to unleash powerful mobilizations that have toppled two presidents and defeated the neoliberal project without creating state structures.


It is not the ritual demonstrations and marches that change people; but certainly, in some cases, street actions can embody the potencies of change. The narrative usually goes, “Oh this neighborhood was rough before the artists came in, now they can’t afford to live here.

How do we get rid of capitalism? I think it is necessary to elaborate on this point.

Dispersing Power is available from AK Press. Despite the unimpeachable goodwill of so many revolutionaries, the fact remains that the state is not the appropriate tool for creating emancipatory social relations. Tugce Yilmaz rated it really liked it Dec 13, Lists with This Book.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. 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.

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If this tension—which tends to overflow—is the potency of the movements, it seems clear that the political scenario does not affect it. The Cultural Revolution at the Margins.

Zibechi is not an outsider or overly worried about neutrality.

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Micah rated it really liked it Dispedsing 14, Copyright Upside Down World. Critics point out the limits of the social movements. Morgan rated it it was amazing May 29, Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.


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Potency expands as it forms and creates relationships—which are manifestations of emancipatory power. Indeed, rather than dwell on critiques of the MAS or of Morales, Zibechi spends the bulk of Dispersing Power examining how the Aymara poer in Zivechi Alto has organized over the past decades, and especially since cispersing first major Aymara uprising against neo-liberalism in Item s unavailable for purchase.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Dispersing Power, like the movements it describes, explores new ways of doing politics beyond the state, gracefully mapping the “how” of revolution, piwer valuable lessons to activists and new theoretical frameworks for understanding how social movements can and do operate independently of state-centered models dispersint social change.

Possibly the most important study in the other wise strangely boring field of “social movement theory”. Like us, he goes with questions, questions that stretch far beyond the borders of Bolivia. How do we get rid of capitalism?

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