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A tutelazo limpio: A story of the struggle for identity and rights in Colombia and the demobilizing effect of the law


2008 2008

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The dissertation is an analysis of the constitutive power of law and its role in the subalternization of subjects in Colombia. This dissertation analyzes the way law became central in the process of occidentalization of indigenous peoples and in the constitution of the Colombian nation as an inclusive/exclusive imagined community. This dissertation is based on a multilayered historical, textual analyses of archival documentation and interviews to indigenous rights activists, former guerrilla members, and members of the Colombian elites. This work begins with an analysis of the way law was used during the colony to constitute an occidental identity and goes on to analyze some 19 th century Colombia legal artifacts in order to show the logic of incorporation into modernity that repeats itself in different waves of globalization. It analyzes the incorporation of indigenous rights in the 1991 Constitution, its implementation by the Colombian Constitutional Court and its role in constituting a liberal identity as part of neoliberal governmentality. It also analyzes the processes of resistance of indigenous peoples and the way their claims are framed in legal terms in order to be heard by the national state.

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Subject
Political science;
Social identity;
Human rights;
Law
Classification
0615: Political science
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Colombia, Constitution, Decolonial theory, Identity, Indigenous rights, Legal constitution of identities, Social movements
Title
A tutelazo limpio: A story of the struggle for identity and rights in Colombia and the demobilizing effect of the law
Author
Benavides Vanegas, Farid Samir
Number of pages
394
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549915119
Advisor
Brigham, John
Committee member
Alvarez, Sonia; Lao-Montes, Agustin
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Political Science
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3336925
ProQuest document ID
304565661
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304565661
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