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Indigenous Experience Today

Indigenous Experience Today

by Orin Starn
     
 

A century ago, the idea of indigenous people as an active force in the contemporary world was unthinkable. It was assumed that native societies everywhere would be swept away by the forward march of the West and its own peculiar brand of progress and civilization. Nothing could be further from the truth. Indigenous social movements wield new power, and groups as

Overview

A century ago, the idea of indigenous people as an active force in the contemporary world was unthinkable. It was assumed that native societies everywhere would be swept away by the forward march of the West and its own peculiar brand of progress and civilization. Nothing could be further from the truth. Indigenous social movements wield new power, and groups as diverse as Australian Aborigines, Ecuadorian Quichuas, and New Zealand Maoris, have found their own distinctive and assertive ways of living in the present world. Indigenous Experience Today draws together essays by prominent scholars in anthropology and other fields examining the varied face of indigenous politics in Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, and the United States, amongst others. The study challenges the accepted notions of indigeneity and the often contentious issue of indigenous rights. Indigenous Experience Today demonstrates the transnational dynamics of contemporary indigenous culture and politics around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845205188
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series, #2
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Orin Starn is Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of Cultural Antropology, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, USA. Marisol de la Cadena teaches in the Anthropology Department, University of California-Davis.

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