Provocative and original, The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world- from the Americas to New Zealand, Africa to Asia - and the ways in which it intersects with local, national, and international social and political realities. Taking on the role of critical interlocutors, the authors engage in extended dialogue with indigenous spokespersons and activists, as well as between each other. In doing so, they explore the possibilities of a "second-wave indigeneity" - one that is alert to the challenges posed to indigenous aspirations by the neo-liberal agenda of nation-states and their concerns with sovereignty. Timely and topical in its focus on global indigenous politics, and featuring a variety of first-hand indigenous voices - including those of indigenous activists, scholars, leaders, and interviewees - this is a vital contribution to an often contentious topic.
'What is indigeneity? How should it be articulated? How does one make it matter? 'The Politics of Indigeneity' is a bold and a challenging book. Multi layered and thought provoking it constantly forces the reader to re-engage and recalibrate, re-think and re-articulate assumptions and notions about many things including, importantly, indigeneity itself - a must read!' - Pankaj Sekhsaria, author of 'Troubled Islands' and editor of the Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier.
'This book is based on an engagement with indigenous peoples across the globe, which starts with listening to what they have to say on the subject. The authors do ask questions, occasionally challenge, but with respect and sensitivity and thus an attitude so different from underlying mainstream academic discourses in which the claim of objectivity too often is but a disguise for arrogance.' - Dr Christian Erni, Social Anthropologist, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
'This path breaking volume exploring the exciting emergence of a new ''second wave" of indigeneity and activism is a must read for all those interested in contemporary indigenous politics.' - Jeff Sluka, Associate Professor, Social Anthropology Programme, Massey University
Author biographies Introduction - Sita Venkateswar, Emma Hughes, Chris Kidd, Justin Kenrick, Benno Glauser, Hine Waitere, Katherine McKinnon, Simron Jit Singh Invocation: What the spirit said to Ibegua Chiquenoro - translated by Benno Glauser Section One: Settler South America 1. Being indigenous. An inquiry into the concept of indigeneity, surging from a conversation with two Ayoreo leaders - Benno Glauser New Zealand 2. Beyond indigenous civilities: indigenous matters - Hine Waitere and Elizabeth Allen Section Two: Postcolonial Africa 3. Mapping Everyday Practices as Rights of Resistance: Indigenous peoples in Central Africa - Christopher Kidd and Justin Kenrick 4. Displacement and indigenous rights: the Nubian Case - Emma Hughes Asia 5. Being indigenous in northern Thailand - Katharine McKinnon 6. Chupon's dilemma. A dialogue - Simron Jit Singh Section Three: The International Arena 7. Indigeneity and International Indigenous Rights Organisations and Fora - Sita Venkateswar Conclusion: Naming and Claiming Second-Wave Indigeneity: a dialogue and reflections - Sita Venkateswar, Hine Waitere, Chris Kidd, Avril Bell, Benno Glauser, Katherine Mackinnon, Emma Hughes, Simron Jit Singh
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Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 15th December 2011
Publisher: ZED BOOKS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.36