Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America (1ST)

Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America (1ST)

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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are responding to state violence and pro-democracy social movements by asserting their rights to a greater measure of cultural autonomy and self-determination. This volume's rich case studies of movements in Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazil weigh the degree of success achieved by indigenous leaders in influencing national agendas when governments display highly ambivalent attitudes about strengthening ethnic diversity.The contributors to this volume are leading anthropologists and indigenous activists from the United States and Latin America. They address the double binds of indigenous organizing and "working within the system" as well as the flexibility of political tactics used to achieve cultural goals outside the scope of state politics. The contributors answer questions about who speaks for indigenous communities, how indigenous movements relate to the popular left, and how conflicts between the national indigenous leadership and local communities play out in specific cultural and political contexts. The volume sheds new light on the realities of asymmetrical power relations and on the ways in which indigenous communities and their representatives employ Western constructions of subjectivity, alterity, and authentic versus counterfeit identity, as well as how they manipulate bureaucratic structures, international organizations, and the mass media to advance goals that involve distinctive visions of an indigenous future.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
Introduction: Studying Indigenous Activism in 1 (46)
Latin America
Kay B. Warren
Jean E. Jackson
The Indigenous Public Voice: The Multiple 47 (34)
Idioms of Modernity in Native Cauca
David D. Gow
Joanne Rappaport
Contested Discourses of Authority in 81 (42)
Colombian National Indigenous Politics: The
1996 Summer Takeovers
Jean E. Jackson
The Multiplicity of Mayan Voices: Mayan 123(26)
Leadership and the Politics of
Victor Montejo
Voting against Indigenous Rights in 149(32)
Guatemala: Lessons from the 1999 Referendum
Kay B. Warren
How Should an Indian Speak? Amazonian Indians 181(48)
and the Symbolic Politics of Language in the
Global Public Sphere
Laura R. Graham
Representation, Polyphony, and the 229(22)
Construction of Power in a Kayapo Video
Terence Turner
Cutting through State and Class: Sources and 251(30)
Strategies of Self-Representation in Latin
Alcida Rita Ramos
Contributors 281(2)
Index 283