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Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy
Insights for a Global Age
Mario Blaser   Ravi de Costa   Deborah McGregor   William D. Coleman  

$87.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 5/4/2010
ISBN: 9780774817929    

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/1/2011
ISBN: 9780774817936    

312 Pages

Globalization and Autonomy series


About the Book

When the UN adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007, it brought the negative effect of globalization on the lives of Indigenous peoples to the centre of public debate. The contributors to this innovative collection extend the discussion by asking, what can Indigenous peoples’ experiences with and thoughts on globalization tell us about the relationship between globalization and autonomy and the meaning of the concepts themselves?

Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy brings together scholars from multiple disciplines and backgrounds who seek answers to this question in grounded case studies. Whether its focus is sea rights among Torres Strait Islanders, James Bay Cree co-governance, the transformation of East Cree spirituality, or the co-optation of linguistics by Mayan activists, each chapter opens a window to view how Indigenous people are engaging with and challenging globalization and Western views of autonomy.

Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy will play a critical in role in public debate as non-state actors take a more prominent role on the global stage. This book will be of interest not only to scholars in globalization and indigenous studies but to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of postcolonial resistance movements.

About the Author(s)

Mario Blaser is Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ravi de Costa is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Deborah McGregor is an associate professor cross-appointed in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Aboriginal Studies program, University of Toronto.

William D. Coleman is CIGI Chair in Globalization and Public Policy, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Introduction

1. Reconfiguring the Web of Life: Indigenous Peoples, Relationality, and Globalization / Mario Blaser, Ravi de Costa, Deborah McGregor, and William D. Coleman

2. Ayllu: Decolonial Critical Thinking and (An)other Autonomy / Marcelo Fernández Osco

Part 2: Emergences

3. Neoliberal Governance and James Bay Cree Co-Governance: Negotiated Agreements, Oppositional Struggles, and Co-Governance / Harvey A. Feit

4. Global Linguistics, Mayan Languages, and the Cultivation of Autonomy / Erich Fox Tree

5. Global Activism and Changing Identities: Interconnecting the Global and the Local -- The Grand Council of the Crees and the Saami Council / Kristina Maud Bergeron

6. Indigenous Perspectives on Globalization: Self-Determination through Autonomous Media Creation / Rebeka Tabobondung

7. Reconfiguring Mare Nullius: Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Sea Rights, and the Divergence of Domestic and International Norms / Colin Scott and Monica Mulrennan

Part 3: Absences

8. Making Alternatives Visible: The Meaning of Autonomy for the Mapuche of Cholchol (Ngulumapu, Chile) / Pablo Marimán Quemenado

9. Twentieth-Century Transformations of East Cree Spirituality and Autonomy / Richard J. "Dick" Preston

Part 4: Hope

10. The International Order of Hope: Zapatismo and the Fourth World War / Alex Khasnabish

Afterword / Ravi de Costa

Works Cited


Sample Chapter

Front Matter and Chapter One

Related Topics

Aboriginal Studies
Political Science

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