Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy Insights for a Global Age

ISBN-10: 0774817933

ISBN-13: 9780774817936

Edition: 2010

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Description: 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 center of public debate. The contributors to this innovative collection consider Indigenous peoples' experiences with and thoughts on globalization and the relationship between globalization and autonomy. 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 and leads to a deeper understanding of postcolonial resistance movements.Mario Blaseris Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador.Ravi de Costais an assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.Deborah McGregoris an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Aboriginal Studies program, University of Toronto.William D. Colemanis CIGI Chair in Globalization and Public Policy, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo.

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Reconfiguring the Web of Life: Indigenous Peoples, Relationality, and Globalization
Ayllu: Decolonial Critical Thinking and (An)other Autonomy
Emergences
Neoliberal Governance and James Bay Cree Governance: Negotiated Agreements, Oppositional Struggles, and Co-Governance
Global Linguistics, Mayan Languages, and the Cultivation of Autonomy
Global Activism and Changing Identities: Interconnecting the Global and the Local -- The Grand Council of the Crees and the Saami Council
Indigenous Perspectives on Globalization: Self-Determination through Autonomous Media Creation
Reconfiguring Mare Nullius: Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Sea Rights, and the Divergence of Domestic and International Norms
Absences
Making Alternatives Visible: The Meaning of Autonomy for the Mapuche of Cholchol (Ngulumapu, Chile)
Twentieth-Century Transformations of East Cree Spirituality and Autonomy
Hope
The International Order of Hope: Zapatismo and the Fourth World War
Afterword
Works Cited
Contributors
Index
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