The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity / Edition 1

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Overview

"International indigenism" may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is indeed a global phenomenon and a growing form of activism. In his fluent and accessible narrative, Ronald Niezen examines the ways the relatively recent emergence of an internationally recognized identity-"indigenous peoples"-intersects with another relatively recent international movement-the development of universal human rights laws and principles. This movement makes use of human rights instruments and the international organizations of states to resist the political, cultural, and economic incursions of individual states.

The concept "indigenous peoples" gained currency in the social reform efforts of the International Labor Organization in the 1950s, was taken up by indigenous nongovernmental organizations, and is now fully integrated into human rights initiatives and international organizations. Those who today call themselves indigenous peoples share significant similarities in their colonial and postcolonial experiences, such as loss of land and subsistence, abrogation of treaties, and the imposition of psychologically and socially destructive assimilation policies. Niezen shows how, from a new position of legitimacy and influence, they are striving for greater recognition of collective rights, in particular their rights to self-determination in international law. These efforts are influencing local politics in turn and encouraging more ambitious goals of autonomy in indigenous communities worldwide.

Author Biography: Ronald Niezen, author of Spirit Wars (California, 2000), is Visiting Senior Researcher of the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

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Jean-Loup Amselle
Niezen's fascinating analysis explores indigenism as a key concept of present day international relations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520235564
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/14/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 291
  • Sales rank: 823,494
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Niezen, author of Spirit Wars (California, 2000), is Visiting Senior Researcher of the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 A New Global Phenomenon? 1
2 The Origins of the International Movement of Indigenous Peoples 29
3 Sources of Global Identity 53
4 Relativism and Rights 94
5 The New Politics of Resistance 145
6 Indigenism, Ethnicity, and the State 193
7 Conclusion 215
Notes 223
References 247
Index 263
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