Localizing Rebellion – International Development Agencies and the Rising of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador
This paper will explore how international development agencies took influence in the organizational and discursive development of the indigenous movement in Ecuador and its organizations. On a structural level, the support for the establishment of indigenous institutions -in education, traditional medicine and development- and the engagement into internal organization processes will be analyzed. Here, the text will focus on concrete actors and their relationship with concrete organizations, the success of their efforts and the general strategy visible behind given actions. On a discursive level, the support of certain political tendencies within the movement -namely, the more ethnicist and less socialist ones- will be interpreted and with it the influence on the diffusion of determinate demands or political concepts. Here, the diffusion of demands for autonomy and of concepts such as interculturality and Good Life will be in focus.