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Record number 559420
Title Commoning Xela: Negotiating collective spaces around a Central American intermediate city
Author(s) Baud, M.; Boelens, R.A.; Castro, F.L. de; Hoogenboom, B.; Klaufus, C.; Koonings, K.; Ypeij, A.
Source European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies = Revista Europea de estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 108 (2019). - ISSN 0924-0608 - p. 267 - 279.
DOI https://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.10584
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract This exploration is based on joint fieldwork conducted by an interdisciplinary research team in the city of Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala. It uses the notion of commoning as an analytic lens to understand social transformations in this intermediate city, and in contemporary Latin America at large. The interplay of commoning, de-commoning and re-commoning processes draws attention to the cocreation and collective production of tangible and intangible resources happening at different scales. The proposed commoning perspective further aims to critically assess the binary contrasts and presumed dualisms that inform academic and policy approaches to social change, in order to create a better understanding of the drivers, interactions and practices of transformation in intertwined rural-urban contexts.
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