Appropriation and Resistance Mechanisms in (Post-) Colonial Constellations of Actors Rinke, StefanContreras Saiz, MónikaHölck, LasseDFG Research Center (SFB) 700 Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood - New Modes of Governance?
Appropriation and Resistance Mechanisms in (Post-) Colonial Constellations of Actors
The Latin American Frontiers in the 18th and 19th Century
Contreras Saiz, Mónika
DFG Research Center (SFB) 700 Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood - New Modes of Governance?
SFB Governance working paper series / Englische Ausgabe ; 30
This working paper offers a longitudinal analysis of appropriation and resistance mechanisms in a culturally heterogeneous context. The study is based on a micro-historical investigation of intercultural communication and cooperation on Latin American frontiers during the transition from colonies to early republics. It begins with the assumption that governance mechanisms implemented by the state were necessarily adapted to the needs of the local population. Our case studies confirm the difficulty of empirically separating mechanisms of appropriation from mechanisms of resistance; appropriation is generally eclectic in situations of cultural heterogeneity and, as a mechanism, usually counteracts the intentions of state actors.
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