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Indigenous Peoples In Latin America

The Quest For Self-determination, 1st Edition

By Hector Diaz Polanco

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This book deals with the perennial tensions between ethnic groups and the modern nation-state and does so from the perspective of a leading Mexican anthropologist with deep and long experience in these matters. As such, it is both a superb introduction to the basic issues and a presentation of the author's own original contributions. The appearance

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EXCLUDED IDENTITIES, 1 NATION BUILDING AND THE ETHNIC QUESTION, 2 COLONIAL POLICY AND SLAVERY, 3 COLONIAL INDIGENISM, 4 INDIGENISM AFTER INDEPENDENCE, PART TWO: ON THE ROAD TO AUTONOMY, 5 NEW ETHNIC STRUGGLES AND POLITICAL-THEORETICAL TRANSFORMATIONS, 6 FOUNDATIONS OF A REGIME OF REGIONAL AUTONOMY, 7 EXAMPLES OF REGIONAL AUTONOMY: THE USSR, SPAIN, AND NICARAGUA, 8 PROSPECTS FOR REGIONAL AUTONOMY, EPILOGUE

About the Author

Hector Diaz Polanco is professor and researcher at Centro de Investigaciones Superiores en Antropologia Social in Mexico City. Lucia Rayas, a sociologist and translator, studied at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, and at the University of California at Riverside. She has translated several books and articles on social sciences and humanities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General