Indigenous Experience Today
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Indigenous Experience Today by Orin Starn
Book DescriptionA 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 book challenges accepted notions of indigeneity as it examines the transnational dynamics of contemporary native culture and politics around the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845205188
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Orin Starn
Orin Starn is Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, USA. Marisol de la Cadena is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Davis.
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