Ignorance and Illegibility

  • Julie CupplesEmail author
  • Kevin Glynn
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies book series (BRIEFSLAS)


The final chapter assesses the current conjuncture as one in which both democracy and authoritarianism are under threat. It returns to questions surrounding the government’s attempts to produce public ignorance and illegibility, and examines grassroots media interventions that exploit gaps and absences that are themselves created by the Sandinista’s own strategic efforts. These popular interventions mobilize counter-discourses and counter-knowledges that rearticulate official modes of sensemaking and thus help to maintain the conditions of possibility for decoloniality and democratization.


Democratization Authoritarianism Ignorance Illegibility Decoloniality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciencesUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Environmental SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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