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Desacatos

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Abstract

TISCHLER, Sergio  and  NAVARRO, Mina Lorena. Time and Memory in Social-Environmental Struggles in Mexico. Desacatos [online]. 2011, n.37, pp. 67-80. ISSN 1607-050X.

Starting from the analysis of struggle experiences by socio-environmental movements, we focus on the theme of collective memory as a strategic device of resistance by subjects confronted with processes of territorial plunder as a part of the accumulation of capital in present conditions of neo-liberal globalization. Memory, from this perspective, is not a nostalgic or romantic gesture but a manner of resisting that implies in some experiences the open denial of the most aggressive and predatory expressions of capital. We are particularly concerned to underline the following themes related with memory and resistance: a) resistance against capital; b) social antagonism and certain anti-capitalist features of its manifestation, and c) the understanding of these movements as the emergence of a new constellation of class struggle.

Keywords : memory; resistance; social antagonism; anticapitalism; struggle class; socio-environmental fights.

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