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Hegelian dialectics and ethnoclass differences: The spatialised politics of the Guarani-Kaiowa

Ioris, Antonio Augusto Rossotto ORCID: 2023. Hegelian dialectics and ethnoclass differences: The spatialised politics of the Guarani-Kaiowa. Prometeica - Revista de Filosofía y Ciencias 27 , pp. 100-116. 10.34024/prometeica.2023.27.14380

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Difference is not an epiphenomenon of socio-spatial relations, but a genuine worldmaking driving-force, provided that it is the handling of difference that paves the way to specific interactions that end up shaping society and, ultimately, space. There exists not merely ‘a world of difference’ but a world because, and out of, differences. This article offers a neo-Hegelian analysis of the spatial basis of politico-economic and ethnic-social differences, making use of the striking example of anti-difference violence suffered by indigenous peoples under the hegemony of financial-rentier capitalism. There are two main pillars of socio-spatial difference, ethnicity and class, which co-determine each other and eventually result in hybrid, ethnoclass differences held by all humans and according to their specific and general circumstances. The socio-spatial trajectory of the Guarani-Kaiowa indigenous nation, in the center of Brazil, is emblematic of the dialectical basis of ethnoclass differences, and also of the political potentiality of difference.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Language other than English: Spanish
Publisher: Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 June 2023
Date of Acceptance: 25 June 2023
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023 19:37

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