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Kaiowcide: Living through the Guarani-Kaiowa genocide

Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto ORCID: 2021. Kaiowcide: Living through the Guarani-Kaiowa genocide. Maryland: Lexington Books.

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Kaiowcide: Living through the Guarani-Kaiowa Genocide is an analysis of the genocidal violence perpetrated against indigenous peoples in Brazil and towards the Guarani-Kaiowa. The ongoing indigenous genocide is defined as "Kaiowcide," in place since the 1970s, when the Guarani-Kaiowa mobilized a reaction to land grabbing and oppression in the final years of the military dictatorship. The book is based on years of research on the agribusiness frontiers, on the indigenous geography of the Guarani-Kaiowa, and on sustained engagement with indigenous communities. Instead of merely describing the genocidal tragedy, the focus is on the life through genocide and trying to collectively go beyond it. One of the main contributions is to provide a robust interpretative analysis of the causes and the ramifications of the genocidal experience lived by the Guarani-Kaiowa. Rather than focusing on formalist notions of "direct intent" by settlers and governments, as a prerequisite for the tagging as genocide, this book emphasizes the destructive potential of the actors actively involved in agrarian capitalist transformations promoted by the national state in socio-economic frontiers.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 978-1793646392
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 10:05

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