Articles | Volume 74, issue 2
Standard article
03 May 2019
Standard article |  | 03 May 2019

Producing territory: territorial organizing of movements in Buenos Aires

Liz Mason-Deese, Victoria Habermehl, and Nick Clare

Related subject area

Human Geography
The contested environmental futures of the Dolomites: a political ecology of mountains
Andrea Zinzani
Geogr. Helv., 78, 295–307,,, 2023
Short summary
Unruly waters: exploring the embodied dimension of an urban flood in Bangkok through materiality, affect and emotions
Leonie Tuitjer
Geogr. Helv., 78, 281–290,,, 2023
Short summary
Landscape and its possible “new” relevance: ethics and some forgotten narratives on human mobility
Stefania Bonfiglioli
Geogr. Helv., 78, 267–280,,, 2023
Short summary
Framing REDD+: political ecology, actor–network theory (ANT), and the making of forest carbon markets
Juliane Miriam Schumacher
Geogr. Helv., 78, 255–265,,, 2023
Short summary
Production of knowledge on climate change perception – actors, approaches, and dimensions
Anika Zorn, Susann Schäfer, and Sophie Tzschabran
Geogr. Helv., 78, 241–253,,, 2023
Short summary

Cited articles

Blank, M.: De-fetishizing the analysis of spatial movement strategies: Polymorphy and trabajo territorial in Argentina, Political Geography, 50, 1–9, 2016. 
Clare, N., Habermehl, V., and Mason-Deese, L.: Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America, Territory, Politics, Governance, 6, 302–321, 2018. 
Colectivo Situaciones: 19 & 20: Notes for a New Social Protagonism, translated by: Holdren, N. and Touza, S., Minor Compositions, New York, 2012. 
Colectivo Situaciones and MTD de Solano: La Hipótesis 891: Más allá de los piquetes, Ediciones de Mano en Mano, Buenos Aires, 2002. 
Courtheyn, C.: Territories of Peace: Alter-Territorialities in Colombia's San José de Apartadó Peace Community, J. Peasant Stud., 0, 1–28, 2017. 
Short summary
This paper analyzes the territorial organizing of two social movements in Greater Buenos Aires, showing how urban struggles produce territory as a key element of their political practice and foreground an alternative to state-centric models of territorial politics. First, unemployed workers’ movements show how the territorial organization of production and reproduction create new social relations, and that an assembly-based solidarity economy market emphasizes the relationality of territory.