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Managing Multiculturalism : Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia / Jean E. Jackson.

Author/Creator:
Jackson, Jean E., author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 pages)
Subjects:
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Government relations.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Politics and government.
Multiculturalism -- Colombia.
Local subjects:
Indigeneity. (search)
authenticity. (search)
cultural representation. (search)
ethnographic methodology. (search)
ethnoracial identity. (search)
identity politics. (search)
indigenous movements. (search)
legal pluralism. (search)
recognition politics. (search)
reflexivity. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
Indigenous people in Colombia constitute a mere three percent of the national population. Colombian indigenous communities' success in gaining collective control of almost thirty percent of the national territory is nothing short of extraordinary. In Managing Multiculturalism, Jean E. Jackson examines the evolution of the Colombian indigenous movement over the course of her forty-plus years of research and fieldwork, offering unusually developed and nuanced insight into how indigenous communities and activists changed over time, as well as how she the ethnographer and scholar evolved in turn. The story of how indigenous organizing began, found its voice, established alliances, and won battles against the government and the Catholic Church has important implications for the indigenous cause internationally and for understanding all manner of rights organizing. Integrating case studies with commentaries on the movement's development, Jackson explores the politicization and deployment of multiculturalism, indigenous identity, and neoliberalism, as well as changing conceptions of cultural value and authenticity-including issues such as patrimony, heritage, and ethnic tourism. Both ethnography and recent history of the Latin American indigenous movement, this works traces the ideas motivating indigenous movements in regional and global relief, and with unprecedented breadth and depth.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Maps and Figures
Acknowledgments
Acronyms and Glossary
Map of Colombia
Introduction
1. Indigenous Colombia
2. Tukanoan Culture and the Issue of "Culture"
3. The State's Presence in the Vaupés Increases
4. The Indigenous Movement and Rights
5. Reindigenization and Its Discontents
Conclusion. Indigeneity's Ironies and Contradictions
Notes
References Cited
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781503607705
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503607705 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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