PANEL - Multiple forms of violence in the contexts of extractivism and dispossession: anthropological perspectives on women’s resistance


IUAES 2021 Congress, Yucatán

9-13th November 2021, VIRTUAL CONGRESS

In this panel, we seek to generate a dialogue from various anthropological and situated experiences about multiple forms of violence and women’s resistance in territories that are impacted by various expressions of violence, extractivism and dispossession. In recent years, the expansion of extractivist enclaves in the world, driven by transnational capital and foreign investment, generated new forms of capital accumulation through the plunder of natural resources, territories and bodies. The natural resource extraction models in regions with great natural diversity and with impoverished economies and neoliberalized and dependent states became blended with other forms of profit generation through illegal economies, causing multiple effects on vulnerable territories and bodies, such as those of poor, racialized women, and indigenous women, among others. The panel is designed to generate a dialogue regarding the following concerns: In what way is the context of extractivism, dispossession and multiple forms of violence against the territories affecting women in a differentiated way? How much is this violence on their bodies interrelated with the degrees of impact? How are women building alternatives? How do these scenarios impose new challenges for anthropology to think about engaged / activist / co-laborative / shared action research? What ethical-political dilemmas arise in our research with and about women in these contexts?

Please send abstracts by 30th June 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Natalia de Marinis/CIESAS-Golfo, México).



Dr Susanne Hofmann Susanne Hofmann

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)

London School of Economics and Political Science