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The State And Indigenous Movements

Author : Keri E. Iyall Smith
ISBN : 9781135861797
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 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.

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

The Origins Of Indigenism

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

Indigenous Peoples Civil Society And The Neo Liberal State In Latin America

Author : Edward F. Fischer
ISBN : 9781845455972
Genre : Law
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In recent years the concept and study of "civil society" has received a lot of attention from political scientists, economists, and sociologists, but less so from anthropologists. A ground-breaking ethnographic approach to civil society as it is formed in indigenous communities in Latin America, this volume explores the multiple potentialities of civil society's growth and critically assesses the potential for sustained change. Much recent literature has focused on the remarkable gains made by civil society and the chapters in this volume reinforce this trend while also showing the complexity of civil society - that civil society can itself sometimes be uncivil. In doing so, these insightful contributions speak not only to Latin American area studies but also to the changing shape of global systems of political economy in general.

The Challenge Of Diversity

Author : Willem Assies
ISBN : UCSC:32106018408895
Genre : Political Science
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Over the past several years new constitutions have been promulgated in many Latin American countries. A notable feature of the new constitutional frameworks is the recognition of the multiethnic and pluricultural character of these Latin American societies and States. Without question this fact reflects the new weight that indigenous movements have gained in political processes in the region. The recognition of multiethnicity constitutes a significant break with the previous perspective based on homogeneity and assimilation. Although this recognition of diversity is indeed important, the real test and challenge shall be the full implementation of diversity through concrete policies and institutional reforms.

The Jharkhand Movement

Author : S. Bosu Mullick
ISBN : MINN:31951P00796984M
Genre : Social Science
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"The volume contains the most significant articles and documents of the Jharkhand Movement, the oldest of the autonomy movements in India, which as recently resulted in the formation of a separate state by that name. The basic line of inquiry concerning the issues (dispossession from life supporting resources of land, forest, water and identity), the main cause (internal colonialism) and the remedy (provision of autonomy), has been discussed from different angles by leading social scientists and activists. In the process can be seen emerging a development critique with an alternative provided by the tribal/indegenous perspective aimed at reconstructing a society based on equality, economy based on cooperation, caring - sharing, conservation, subsistence and decentralization; a policy based on conscience democracy and art based on collective participation and enjoyment. Analogous to the complexities of the Jharkhand Cultural Areal and the varying ideological background of the authors concerned the insights projected are constructive."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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 Globalization Of Contentious Politics

Author : Pamela Martin
ISBN : 9781317794004
Genre : Business & Economics
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This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral development banks, and multinational corporation, indigenous peoples mobilized through transnational advocacy networks and eventually formed transnational social movement organizations. Through a comparative-historical analysis of five Ecuadorian Amazonian indigenous organizations, this work illustrates the processes of transnational collective action and its outcomes.

Report From The Frontier

Author : Julian Burger
ISBN : UOM:49015000322173
Genre : Political Science
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