Comparative Indigeneities of the Am�ricas Toward a Hemispheric Approach

ISBN-10: 0816521018
ISBN-13: 9780816521012
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: The effects of colonization on the Indigenous peoples of the Américas over the past 500 years have varied greatly. So too have the forms of resistance, resilience, and sovereignty. In the face of these differences, the contributors to this volume  More...

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List price: $37.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 10/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The effects of colonization on the Indigenous peoples of the Américas over the past 500 years have varied greatly. So too have the forms of resistance, resilience, and sovereignty. In the face of these differences, the contributors to this volume contend that understanding the commonalities in these Indigenous experiences will strengthen resistance to colonial forces still at play. This volume marks a critical moment in bringing together transnational and interdisciplinary scholarship to articulate new ways of pursuing critical Indigenous studies.Comparative Indigeneities of the Américashighlights intersecting themes such as indigenísmo, mestizaje, migration, displacement, autonomy, sovereignty, borders, spirituality, and healing that have historically shaped the experiences of Native peoples across the Américas. In doing so, it promotes a broader understanding of the relationships between Native communities in the United States and Canada and those in Latin America and the Caribbean and invites a hemispheric understanding of the relationships between Native and mestiza/o peoples.Through path-breaking approaches to transnational, multidisciplinary scholarship and theory, the chapters in this volume advance understandings of indigeneity in the Américas and lay a strong foundation for further research. This book will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of anthropology, literary and cultural studies, history, Native American and Indigenous studies, women and gender studies, Chicana/o studies, and critical ethnic studies.Ultimately, this deeply informative and empowering book demonstrates the various ways that Indigenous and mestiza/o peoples resist state and imperial attempts to erase, repress, circumscribe, and assimilate them.

Arturo J. Aldama is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Disrupting Savagism:Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexicana/o and Native American Struggles for Representation and several articles on Chicana/o and Native American cultural, literary and filmic studies. He is also Director elect for the Chicana and Chicano literary studies executive committee of the Modern Language Association.Naomi Qui�onez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She is a widely anthologized poet and the author of Hummingbird Dreams/ Sue�o de Colibri; The Smoking Mirror (1998); the editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry. Her scholarly work appears in several anthologies and special issues of top refereed journals.

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