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Description - In the Way of Development by Mario Blaser

A collaboration between indigenous leaders, social activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, In the Way of Development explores the current situation of indigenous peoples enmeshed in the remorseless expansion of the modern economy. The volume assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations all starting with indigenous peoples as actors, not victims. The accounts come primarily from North America, but include also studies from South America, and the former Soviet Union. In the Way of Development shows how the boundaries between indigenous peoples' organizations, civil society, the state, markets, development and the environment are ambiguous and constantly changing. This fact makes local political agency possible, but also, ironically, opens the possibility of undermining it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842771938
ISBN-10: 1842771930
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mario Blaser

Mario. E. Blaser is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Harvey Feit is Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University in Canada. He has published widely, and served as President of the Canadian Anthropology Society and founding Chair of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University. Glenn McRae is an applied anthropologist who has worked extensively throughout the United States, India, South Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America as an environmental consultant. He has worked extensively with advocacy organizations on environmental health issues, and continues his research on the transnational connections between local social movements in United States and those around the globe.