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The State And Indigenous Movements

Author : Keri E. Iyall Smith
ISBN : 9780203944318
Genre : Political Science
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Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics.

Indigenous Peoples

Author : Henry Minde
ISBN : 9789059722040
Genre : Law
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Review: "During the past decade there has emerged growing criticism largely from anti-essentialist social scientists and multicultural politicians advocating a critique of ethnic and indigenous movements, accompanied by a general backlash in governmental policies and public opinion towards ideigneous communities. This book focuses on the implication of change for indigenous peoples, their political, legal and cultural strategies."--BOOK JACKET

Indigenous Movements Self Representation And The State In Latin America

Author : Kay B. Warren
ISBN : 9780292786745
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are responding to state violence and pro-democracy social movements by asserting their rights to a greater measure of cultural autonomy and self-determination. This volume's rich case studies of movements in Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazil weigh the degree of success achieved by indigenous leaders in influencing national agendas when governments display highly ambivalent attitudes about strengthening ethnic diversity. The contributors to this volume are leading anthropologists and indigenous activists from the United States and Latin America. They address the double binds of indigenous organizing and "working within the system" as well as the flexibility of political tactics used to achieve cultural goals outside the scope of state politics. The contributors answer questions about who speaks for indigenous communities, how indigenous movements relate to the popular left, and how conflicts between the national indigenous leadership and local communities play out in specific cultural and political contexts. The volume sheds new light on the realities of asymmetrical power relations and on the ways in which indigenous communities and their representatives employ Western constructions of subjectivity, alterity, and authentic versus counterfeit identity, as well as how they manipulate bureaucratic structures, international organizations, and the mass media to advance goals that involve distinctive visions of an indigenous future.

Challenging Politics

Author : Kathrin Wessendorf (ed)
ISBN : 8790730453
Genre : Political Science
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This book is a compilation of experiences with national political systems in Latin America, the Arctic, India, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Canada, and East Africa. The introduction, summary, and recommendations frame the diverse and specific situations described in this book. Indigenous peoples throughout the world find themselves part of political systems that are not their own, but created by a larger national society. Although they have gained experience in dealing with these imposed systems of politics and with hitherto unknown social structures, in recent years there has been a growing interest in participating in electoral processes, providing access to varying levels of government positions by different indigenous organizations. The participation has sometimes taken place as an indigenous organization or, in other cases, organizations have allied themselves with traditional political parties. Different results have been achieved, with regard to influence on elections, as well as to the consequences for the indigenous movement itself. This book is a compilation of papers presented at a series of seminars where indigenous activists discussed their experiences with national political systems in Latin America, the Arctic, India, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Canada, and East Africa. The introduction, summary, and recommendations frame the diverse and specific situations described in this book. Kathrin Wessendorf is an anthropologist who currently works at the Secretariat of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in Copenhagen.

Social Movements Indigenous Politics And Democratisation In Guatemala

Author : Roderick Leslie Brett
ISBN : 9789004165526
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing on social movement theory, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of collective action during Guatemalaa (TM)s democratic transition (1985-1996) and the accompanying impact of social movements on democratisation, focusing on three indigenous peoplesa (TM) social movement organisations.

The Origins Of Indigenism

Author : Ronald Niezen
ISBN : 0520235568
Genre : Political Science
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4. Relativism and Rights

Contemporary Indigenous Movements In Latin America

Author : Erick Detlef Langer
ISBN : 0842026800
Genre : History
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The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. This issue is of rising importance as ecological concerns and autochtonous movements gain a foothold in Latin America, transforming the political landscape into one in which multiethnic democracies hold sway. In some cases, these movements have led to violent outbursts that severely affected some nations, such as the 1992 and 1994 Indian uprisings in Ecuador. In most cases, however, grassroots efforts have realized success without bloodshed. An Aymara Indian, head of an indigenous-rights political party, became Vice President of Bolivia. Brazilian lands are being set aside for indigenous groups not as traditional reservations where the government attempts to "civilize" the hunters and gatherers, but where the government serves only to keep loggers, gold miners, and other interlopers out of tribal lands. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is a collection of essays compiled by Professor Erick D. Langer that brings together-for the first time-contributions on indigenous movements throughout Latin America from all regions. Focusing on the 1990s, Professor Langer illustrates the range and increasing significance of the Indian movements in Latin America. The volume addresses the ways in which Indians have confronted the political, social, and economic problems they face today, and shows the diversity of the movements, both in lowlands and in highlands, tribal peoples, and peasants. The book presents an analytical overview of these movements, as well as a vision of how and why they have become so important in the late twentieth century. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is important for those interested in Latin American studies, including Latin American civilization, Latin American anthropology, contemporary issues in Latin America, and ethnic studies.

Global Indigenous Politics

Author : Sheryl Lightfoot
ISBN : 9781317367789
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines how Indigenous peoples’ rights and Indigenous rights movements represent an important and often overlooked shift in international politics - a shift that powerful states are actively resisting in a multitude of ways. While Indigenous peoples are often dismissed as marginal non-state actors, this book argues that far from insignificant, global Indigenous politics is potentially forging major changes in the international system, as the implementation of Indigenous peoples’ rights requires a complete re-thinking and re-ordering of sovereignty, territoriality, liberalism, and human rights. After thirty years of intense effort, the transnational Indigenous rights movement achieved passage of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2007. This book asks: Why did movement need to fight so hard to secure passage of a bare minimum standard on Indigenous rights? Why is it that certain states are so threatened by an emerging international Indigenous rights regime? How does the emerging Indigenous rights regime change the international status quo? The questions are addressed by exploring how Indigenous politics at the global level compels a new direction of thought in IR by challenging some of its fundamental tenets. It is argued that global Indigenous politics is a perspective of IR that, with the recognition of Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to land and self-determination, complicates the structure of international politics in new and important ways, challenging both Westphalian notions of state sovereignty and the (neo-)liberal foundations of states and the international human rights consensus. Qualitative case studies of Canadian and New Zealand Indigenous rights, based on original field research, analyse both the potential and the limits of these challenges. This work will be of interest to graduates and scholars in international relations, Indigenous studies, international organizations, IR theory and social movements.

Indigenous Nations And Modern States

Author : Rudolph C. Ryser
ISBN : 9781136494468
Genre : Political Science
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Indigenous peoples throughout the world tenaciously defend their lands, cultures, and their lives with resilience and determination. They have done so generation after generation. These are peoples who make up bedrock nations throughout the world in whose territories the United Nations says 80 percent of the world’s life sustaining biodiversity remains. Once thought of as remnants of a human past that would soon disappear in the fog of history, indigenous peoples—as we now refer to them—have in the last generation emerged as new political actors in global, regional and local debates. As countries struggle with economic collapse, terrorism and global warming indigenous peoples demand a place at the table to decide policy about energy, boundaries, traditional knowledge, climate change, intellectual property, land, environment, clean water, education, war, terrorism, health and the role of democracy in society. In this volume Rudolph C. Ryser describes how indigenous peoples transformed themselves from anthropological curiosities into politically influential voices in domestic and international deliberations affecting everyone on the planet. He reveals in documentary detail how since the 1970s indigenous peoples politically formed governing authorities over peoples, territories and resources raising important questions and offering new solutions to profound challenges to human life.

The Predicament Of Chukotka S Indigenous Movement

Author : Patty A. Gray
ISBN : 0521823463
Genre : Law
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In this book, Patty Gray explores why the 'indigenous rights movement' of the Chukotko people has been unsuccessful.

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