Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$23.21
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $19.90   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.90
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(228)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New (1400)Paperback, 2003; Excellent condition!

Ships from: Bethesda, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$27.05
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23303)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$27.15
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4442)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$27.65
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10068)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Review Of Studies In Nationalism
The articles [in this work] share a consistent thread that renders the collection not only remarkably coherent for an edited collection of this breadth, but also an enjoyable and informative read. Overall, Langer and Muñoz have presented a volume that deserves to be read by every researcher who is serious about contemporary indigenous movement sin the Latin American region.
Marc Becker
Professor Langer is to be commended for assembling such an outstanding volume of essays on one of the most important topics in Latin American studies today. Highly recommended, both for generalists wishing to better understand these recent developments and for classroom adoption in courses on anthropology, political science, and race and ethnicity in Latin America.
Patrick C. Wilson
This timely collection of articles, some previously published, some coming to press for the first time, reflects the sustained importance of indigenous movements in Latin America. Erick Langer has paid particular attention to covering a wide range of indigenous movements while making his task (and the task of the reader) one of comparison. Key themes emerge as common threads throughout the collection, such as indigenous peoples and the state, territoriality, resistance and rebellion, and identity politics. The strength here lies not just in the ethnographic richness of the material presented, but also in the attention paid to the historical roots of these movements. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is sure to attract a readership well beyond those interested in this topic, as the theoretical issues addressed here are relevant to all students of social movements, state-minority relationships, and ethnic politics.
Marc Becker
Highly recommended.
Truman State University
Patrick C. Wilson
This book is sure to attract a readership well beyond those interested in this topic
University of Pittsburgh
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842026802
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Jaguar Books on Latin America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Erick D. Langer is professor of history in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Elena Muñoz works for the International Rescue Committee in New York City and is a student at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I In the Defense of Land Chapter 3 Neither Warriors nor Victims: The Wauja Peacefully Organize to Defend Their Land Chapter 4 Ethnodevelopment and Democratic Consolidation in Chile: The Mapuche Question Part 5 II Indigenous Political Participation Chapter 6 Agrarian Protest and the Indian Movement in the Ecuadorian Highlands Chapter 7 Indians and National Salvation: Placing Ecuador's Indigenous Coup of January 2000 in Historical Perspective Chapter 8 The Emergence of Political Organizations among the Guaraní Indians of Bolivia and Argentina: A Comparative Perspective Chapter 9 Consciousness and Contradiction: Indigenous Peoples and Paraguay's Transition to Democracy Part 10 III Indians and Guerrillas Chapter 11 Villagers at Arms: War and Counterrevolution in the Central-South Andes Chapter 12 Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala Part 13 IV Indigenous Leaders Speak Out Chapter 14 Marta Silva Vito Guaraní (Brazil) Chapter 15 Davi Kopenawa Yanomami (Brazil) Chapter 16 Luis Macas (Ecuador) Chapter 17 Nina Pacari (Ecuador) Chapter 18 Felipe Quispe Huanca (Bolivia) Chapter 19 R. Marhikewun (Chile) Chapter 20 Slected Bibliography Chapter 21 Internet Sources

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)