Widely regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive surveys of Latin American social politics in the Spanish-speaking world, Zibechi's Territorios en resistencia: Cartografía política de las periferias latinoamericanas (2008) is available here in translation for the first time.
Interest in the socio-economic and political trajectory of Latin American countries continues to grow, as the economic crisis continues to threaten the so-called first world nations, and concerned citizens look elsewhere for alternative economic structures.
Zibechi's first book translated into English was released by AK Press in 2010 (Dispersing Power) and received positive, if limited, attention. Whereas the previous book dealt specifically with the situation in Bolivia, this new work maps the social relations of the entire region.
Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina are all treated here in depth, making the book appropriate for specialists investigating any of these nations individually, as well as readers looking for a more global view of the politics of the region as a whole.
Written in a clear and accessible journalistic style, Zibechi's work is equally appropriate for readers who have little to no background in Latin American politics, as well as for experts and academics already well-versed in the situation.