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DURAN MATUTE, Inés. The struggle of comuneros of Mezcala against the institutional networks of power. Espiral (Guadalaj.) [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.62, pp.205-232. ISSN 1665-0565.

The aim of this paper is to reconstruct the events underwent by the indigenous community of Mezcala when the Mexican government decided to organize on the Isla de Mezcala one of many celebrations of the Bicentennial of Independence. It is through the narratives of comuneros and young supporters that the institutional networks of power and various governmental actions that allowed the material and symbolic appropriation of the celebrations are unmasked. Likewise, this article proposes to highlight the complexity and connection (global-national-local) of the networks of power and to show the negotiation points opened where different visions of 'development' are confronted that further outline community projects.

Keywords : Bicentennial Anniversary of Mexican Independence; networks of power; institutions; indigenous people; development.

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