Hindery's contribution enriches the scholarship about Bo- livia in the effort to better understand the multiple obstacles that
societies face in terms of self-determination and the fulfillment of basic necessities.
From Enron to Evo is a very accessible and important book, one that captures so much of what defines contemporary Latin America. It deserves a wide readership.
—Hispanic American Historical Review
This volume will be useful for any reader wishing to see firsthand the effects of neoliberal policies and multilevel actors on environmental conditions and on indigenous livelihood.
With impassioned care, From Enron to Evo
untangles the compromised connections between indigenous politics, state policies, and petro-capital in Bolivia over the past quarter-century plus. Taking the Cuiabá pipeline as an ethnographic puzzle, Hindery masterfully reveals the fragility and tenacity of extractive dreams, transnational alliances, and indigenous stances across neoliberal and post-neoliberal Bolivian landscapes. A must read for thinking through the paradoxes of energy extraction, indigenous identities, and environmentalisms in our global time.
—Suzana Sawyer, author of Crude Chronicles and editor of The Politics of Resource Extraction
Derrick Hindery has followed the Cuiabá pipeline for many years
and many miles. Along the way he has excavated its complicated
history and explored how the pipeline embodies the contradictions
and chicaneries of Bolivian neoliberalism, as well as the tensions
of Bolivian post-neoliberalism. This book brings together those
years of work in a compelling 'must-read' for scholars of Latin
America, energy and neoliberal governance.
—Anthony Bebbington, editor of Social Conflict, Economic Development and Extractive Industry: Evidence from South America
There are no other recent works on the rapid emergence of new forms of natural resource politics in Latin America, even though this is increasingly becoming a major of area of interest in fields like anthropology, political science, geography, economics, and environmental studies.
—Bret Gustafson, author of New Languages of the State: Indigenous Resurgence and the Politics of Knowledge in Bolivia