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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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RAMIREZ SANCHEZ, Martha Areli  and  ROBLERO MORALES, Marin. Mame religiosity in resistance before mining. Letras Verdes [online]. 2019, n.26, pp.153-172. ISSN 1390-6631.

This paper explores how the growth of mining in the Sierra Mariscal (Mexico-Guatemalan border) has unified various religious perspectives present in the region and has exacerbated its presence, in a context of defense of the territory. Several social conflicts, derived from the transnational mining activity in the study area, encouraged among the Mame people the interest in reviving ritual practices considered traditional. In addition to other political practices rooted in the region, these shape what we call the dialogues of the land, which incorporate added meanings into the strategies of political resistance against the extractive activity.

Keywords : extractivism; indigenous worldview; mining; political ecology; resistance.

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