Constructing more inclusive political spaces has been a central concern of social movements in postcolonial societies. This book engages with Ecuador's recent processes of political transformation by questioning to what extent these contribute to a decolonization of Ecuador's democracy.
Based on visual ethnographic research in Ecuadorian local politics, it interrogates the effect of women's and indigenous people's political participation on building more inclusive, intercultural political spaces. The volume develops a poststructuralist electoral geography capturing the embodied, emotional, and intersectional performances that produce political spaces.
In doing so, it breaks new empirical ground and expands the field of electoral geography, connecting it to current conceptual debates in human geography.
Carolin Schurr was granted the Schweizer Preis für Lateinamerikaforschung des Fonds für Schweizer Lateinamerikaforschung 2014 (Swiss Award for Research on Latin America).
Beatriz Eugenia Cid-Aguayo, Gender, Place and Culture, 2014
Anna F. Laing, Emotion, Space and Society 14, 2015