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Resistance in an Amazonian Community : Huaorani Organizing against the Global Economy - Lawrence Ziegler-Otero

Resistance in an Amazonian Community

Huaorani Organizing against the Global Economy


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Like many other indigenous groups, the Huaorani of
eastern Ecuador are facing many challenges as they
attempt to confront the globalization of capitalism in
the 21st century. In 1991, they formed a political
organization as a direct response to the growing threat
to Huaorani territory posed by oil exploitation,
colonization, and other pressures. The author explores
the structures and practices of the organization, as well
as the contradictions created by the imposition of an
alien and hierarchical organizational form on a
traditionally egalitarian society. This study has broad
implications for those who work toward "cultural
survival" or try to "save the rainforest."

"...a good book...clearly written...that raises a number of important general issues relevant to the contemporary political, cultural and economic struggles of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and elsewhere" - Terence Turner, Cornell University

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
History and Backgroundp. 25
Onhae: Structures and Achievementsp. 75
Practice and Praxis: Onhae in Actionp. 105
Toward an Organizational Evaluationp. 142
Conclusionp. 157
Works Citedp. 166
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9781571814487
ISBN-10: 1571814485
Series: Berghahn Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 30th April 2014
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34