Afrodescendant Resistance to Deracination in Colombia

Massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó

Authors: Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

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  • Fills a gap in the literature addressing the 2002 massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó

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This book provides a socio-historical analysis of the 2002 massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó, Colombia. The author examines how the concepts of forced displacement and migration could be formulas for historical erasure. These concepts are used to name populations, such as the survivors of this massacre, and are limited in their ability to contribute to the demands for reparation of the affected populations. Instead, based on an ethnographic study of the pain and suffering generated in the survivors, the book proposes the concept of deracination as a tool to study land dispossession. It captures both the complex local specificities, the global linkages of this phenomenon and the strategies of resistance used by the people of this community to channel what seems as an impossible mourning. 

About the authors

Aurora Vergara-Figueroa is Assistant Professor and Director of the Afrodiasporic Studies Center (CEAF) at Icesi University, Colombia

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Beyond Sociology of Forced Migration

    Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

    Pages 1-26

  • The Region: Emptied Spaces and Geographies of Death in Colombia

    Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

    Pages 27-52

  • They Kill Us, Therefore We Exist?

    Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

    Pages 53-68

  • Suffering While Black. Resistance Amid Deracination

    Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

    Pages 69-80

  • Final Remarks: For an Afrodiasporic Feminist Sociology of Land Dispossession

    Vergara-Figueroa, Aurora

    Pages 81-90

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59760-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86695-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Afrodescendant Resistance to Deracination in Colombia
Book Subtitle
Massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá-Chocó
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59761-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59761-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59760-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86695-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 123
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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