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Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism

Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico

The recognition of Indigenous rights and the management of land and resources have always been fraught with complex power relations and conflicting expressions of identity. Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism explores how this issue is playing out in two countries very differently marked by neoliberalism’s local expressions – Canada and Mexico. Weaving together four distinct case studies, this book presents insights from Indigenous feminism, critical geography, political economy, and postcolonial studies. These examples highlight Indigenous people’s responses to neoliberalism, reflecting the tensions that result from how Indigenous identity, gender, and the environment have been connected.

284 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Articulation of Indigeneity and Neoliberal Governance

1 The Political Economy of Indigeneity Articulation

2 Indigeneity, Nature, and Neoliberalism

3 Nunavut: Arctic Homeland and Frontier

4 The Nisga’a “Common Bowl,” Gender, and Property Rights

5 The Zapatista Movement: Place-Driven Recognition?

6 Indigeneity, Land, and Gender in Oaxaca

Conclusion: Toward Spaces of Indigenous Repossessions



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