The roads of immanence: infrastructural change in southern Chile

In southern Chile, the building of roads has triggered profound sociomaterial transformation in indigenous worlds. In this article, we attempt to comprehend and conceptualize the capacities of roads to reconstitute radically a relationally constituted world, a world that is therefore in itself contingent. We suggest that the material alteration of indigenous worlds produce uncertain results, including possibly its own destruction. The arguments raised in this article indicate that the analytical and political
problem of ontological self-determination can be advanced once reshaped in infrastructural terms

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