De-indigenized but not defeated: race and resistance in Colombia's Peace Community and Campesino University

Christopher Courtheyn

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Despite the institution of multicultural policies and pluriethnic governments across Latin America, racist violence against Indigenous and Afro-descendant groups persists. Yet the racial facets of violence against non-ethnic campesinos remain unexplored. Integrating scholarship on race as a global structure and Latin American racial formations, I offer an account of racialization in Colombia. This article analyzes the racial dynamics of resistance to extractivism in Colombia's Campesino University, uniting Indigenous and campesino groups like the San José de Apartadó Peace Community. While the dominant race lexicon separates “campesinos” like San José's peasants from “Indigenous” and “Black” groups, I argue that the identifier campesino mestizo hides how San José's farmers were “de-indigenized” yet remain racialized as the less-than-human “Indigenous savage”. If racialization works to dominate but also divide the subaltern, then Campesino University participants’ cross-ethnic solidarity network against what they affirm is a shared experience of racist violence both unveils and counters racism.

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)2641-2660
Número de páginas20
PublicaciónEthnic and Racial Studies
Volumen42
N.º15
DOI
EstadoPublicada - nov. 18 2019

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Estudios culturales
  • Antropología
  • Sociología y ciencias políticas

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