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Indigenous Peoples

Self-determination, Knowledge and Indigeneity

Achieving political recognition from their native countries continues to be one of the most contentious struggles for indigenous peoples. In this book, scholars from a variety of disciplines assess how indigenous groups are inventing and challenging new modes of identity, whether legal, cultural, artistic, or economic.
Through the examples of cultural development in the United States, Australia, Guatemala, and other countries, the authors discuss the role of opposing ideals—such as national unity and ethnic diversity, assimilation and self-determination—in forming indigenous identities. This authoritative volume will change the way scholars consider the position of indigenous peoples around the globe.

296 pages | 6 x 9

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Indigenous Peoples: Challenges of Indigeneity, Self-determintation and Knowledge
Professor of Sami history Henry Minde, University of  Tromsø
Part I:  The Indigenous Movement
Globalisation and Identity
Professor of social anthropology Jonathan Friedman, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France and University of Lund
The UN Declaration: too little, too late?
Professor of Sami history Henry Minde, University of Tromsø
The Aboriginal Movement: Raise  and Fall?
Professor of history, Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
Beyond the ‘Columbus Context’: New Challenges as the Indigenous Discourse is applied to Africa
Professor of social anthropology Sidsel Saugestad, University of Tromsø
The Mayan Movement in Guatemala
Professor of social anthropology Kay Warren, Brown University
 Between the Global Movement and National Politics:  Representations of Saminess before and after the Kessi Case in Finland (1970s through -90s)
Jukka Nyyssönen, University of Tromsø
Norwegian Sami identity as a Discursive Formation
Lina Gaski, University of Bergen
Part II: Resources and Social Justice
Trade and Intellectual Property Rights: how do they affect Ecological and Intellectual Resources of Indigenous Peoples?
Director Russel Lawrence Barsh, Centre for the Study of Coast Salish Environments
Distribution, Recognition and Poverty: a Comparison of Indigenous Peoples´ Poverty and Possibilities in Norway and Guatemala
Professor of sociology Georges Midré, University of Tromsø
Marine Resource Management and Social Justice from the Perspective of Indigenous Peoples
Professor of sociology Svein Jentoft, University of Tromsø
Is There a Special Justification for Indigenous Rights?
Associate professor Jarle Weigård, University of Tromsø
Part III:           Politics of Knowledge
Yoik – Sami Music in Global World
Associate professor in Sami literature Harald Gaski, University of Tromsø
Nationalism, Indigenism, and Cosmopolitanism
Professor of literature Arnold Krupat, Sarah Lawrence College, New York
The Question of Epistemology in Indigenous research (?)
Professor of Sami knowledge Nils Oskal, Sami University College, Guovdageidnu 
Sami Higher Education and Research: Building the Future of Sami Society?
Postdoctoral fellow Rauna Kuokkanen, McMaster University
The Relation between Higher Education and the Mayan Movement
Former Vice Minister of Education, dr. Demetrio Cojti Cuxil, San Carlos University
Nation Building through Knowledge Building: the Discourse of Sami Higher Education and Research in Norway
Associate professor of social anthropology Vigdis Stordahl, University of Tromsø
Ilisimatusarfik – What is Greenlandic about the University of Greenland?
Director Daniel Thorleifsen, the National Museum and Archive of Greenland
The battlefields of Aboriginal history: Identity, Authenticity and Indigenous knowledge
Vicki Grieves, Macquarie University
Museums and the Indigenous Movements:  the Sami Exhibition at the Tromsø Museum and the Exhibition of the First Australian at the National Museum of Australia
Associate professor Terje Brantenberg, Tromsø University Museum

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