The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America

The Art of Organising Hope

  • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

Part of the Non-Governmental Public Action book series (NGPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Embracing the Other Side: An Introduction

    1. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
      Pages 1-27
  3. Theorising Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
      Pages 31-57
  4. Navigating Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
      Pages 112-143
  5. Rethinking Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
      Pages 222-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-282

About this book


The author contests older concepts of autonomy as either revolutionary or ineffective vis-à-vis the state. Looking at four prominent Latin American movements, she defines autonomy as 'the art of organising hope': a tool for indigenous and non-indigenous movements to prefigure alternative realities at a time when utopia can be no longer objected.


Latin America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Mexico Ernst Bloch Open Marxism Marx decolonial school political sociology political economy neoliberalism pink tide autonomous organising autonomy social movement politics development post-development hope economy revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social and Policy SciencesUniversity of BathUK

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