Imagining Plural Territories of Life: A Feminist Reading of Resistance in the Socio-Territorial Movements in Ecuador

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Abstract:As the Critical Geography Collective of Ecuador, we have collaborated with socio-territorial movements in struggles for their territories. Based on our work in four communities in Ecuador, this article aims to expand the conceptualization of new forms of resistance developed by movements in processes of reterritorialization. These forms of resistance challenge not only processes of capitalist accumulation, but also patriarchal, racist, and colonial dynamics. From the perspective of Latin American feminist geography, we discuss the potential of socio-territorial movements to recreate meanings of territory based on intersectional and multiscalar understandings of their struggles in the construction of plural territories of life.