Indigenous Peoples In Latin America / Edition 1

Indigenous Peoples In Latin America / Edition 1

by Hector Diaz Polanco, Lucia (Translator) Rayas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813386993

ISBN-13: 9780813386997

Pub. Date: 05/01/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


This book deals with the perennial tensions between ethnic groups and the modern nation-state and does so from the perspective of a leading Mexican anthropologist with deep and long experience in these matters. As such, it is both a superb introduction to the basic issues and a presentation of the author’s own original contributions. The appearance of this…  See more details below

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This book deals with the perennial tensions between ethnic groups and the modern nation-state and does so from the perspective of a leading Mexican anthropologist with deep and long experience in these matters. As such, it is both a superb introduction to the basic issues and a presentation of the author’s own original contributions. The appearance of this book in English gives North American readers access to these important and political currents in Latin American anthropology and political economy. It is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the current recrudescence of indigenous peoples at this moment in history—when conventional wisdom had predicted its demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813386997
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Latin American Perspectives Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Translator's Acknowledgments
1Nation Building and the Ethnic Question3
2Colonial Policy and Slavery23
3Colonial Indigenism38
4Indigenism After Independence65
5New Ethnic Struggles and Political-Theoretical Transformations83
6Foundations of a Regime of Regional Autonomy94
7Examples of Regional Autonomy: the USSR, Spain, and Nicaragua108
8Prospects for Regional Autonomy129
Epilogue148
About the Book, Author, and Translator156
Index157

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