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Landscapes of Resistance
Landscapes of Resistance
Alexandra Pedersen
As a feminist/activist geographer, much of my doctoral research has concentrated on Indigenous and non-Indigenous communal experiences of violent development in Guatemala. An emblematic case of community conflict with, and resistance to, transnational corporate interests comes from the remote community of Lote Ocho. There, Irma Yolanda Choc Cac (pictured here) is one of eleven Indigenous Q’eqchi’ Maya women pursuing a civil court case against the Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals for sexual assaults allegedly committed during a violent eviction of her community from their ancestral lands in 2007.
Location of photograph:
Lote Ocho, Izabal, Guatemala
Affiliation:
PhD Student, Geography and Planning
Submission Year:
2017-18