More than a mountain: the contentious multiplicity of Tindaya (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands)

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27 (3), 2021: 496-517.

This article conceptualizes Tindaya as a contentious multiplicity and analyses the mountain’s competing enactments. For the state, the mountain is an asset to be exploited, an opportunity to bring about prosperous futures fashioned after the spectacular projects of the metropolis. For the activists, Tindaya represents a unique opportunity to rethink the island’s development model and to put indigenous heritage and environmental concerns at its centre.