ANTHRCUL 349 - Indigenous Political Movements
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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This course examines the prospects and limits of contemporary indigenous political movements. The emergence of the indigenous as a legal category and social movement has opened up new politics and debates about alternative forms of sovereignty and led to new rights-based claims to culture in many parts of the world. These movements also express concerns about the physical and cultural survival of their members, control over natural resources and protection of the environment, linguistic continuity, and political autonomy. Paradoxically, securing these rights requires movement and translation across cultural, political, and geographical boundaries. Strategic alliances with nongovernmental organizations, which have their own agendas, may result in significant compromises. Yet indigenous movements retain the capacity to introduce new ideas into the public domain in a compelling fashion, including alternatives to familiar forms of the state, science, and capital. Course requirements include a series of short writing assignments varying in length and style, some based solely on readings and discussions, others requiring independent research

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Course requirements include a series of short writing assignments varying in length and style, some based solely on readings and discussions, others requiring independent research

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ANTHRCUL 349 - Indigenous Political Movements
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780822332831
Crude chronicles : indigenous politics, multinational oil, and neoliberalism in Ecuador, Author: Sawyer, Suzana, 1961-, Publisher: Duke University Press 2004
ISBN: 0822356430
Mohawk interruptus : political life across the borders of settler states, Author: Simpson, Audra, 1969-
ISBN: 0804753423
Reverse anthropology : indigenous analysis of social and environmental relations in New Guinea, Author: Kirsch, Stuart., Publisher: Stanford University Press 2006
ISBN: 9780520235540
The origins of indigenism human rights and the politics of identity, Author: Niezen, Ronald., Publisher: University of California Press 2003
ISBN: 9780674011717
Who owns native culture?, Author: Brown, Michael F. (Michael Fobes), 1950-, Publisher: Harvard University Press 2003
ISBN: 0198071485
In the shadows of the state : indigenous politics, environmentalism, and insurgency in Jharkhand, India, Author: Shah, Alpa, 1976-, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011
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