1st Edition

The State and Indigenous Movements

By Keri E. Iyall Smith Copyright 2007
    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics.

    List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Research Design
  • On Indigenousness
  • The Hawaiians
  • Global, Local, and/or Hybrid Identities
  • New Applications of Human Rights
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix One: Constitutional Amendments 1-10: The Bill of Rights Appendix Two: United States Public Law 103-150 Appendix Three: The Constitution of the State of Hawaii: Article XII, Selected Sections Appendix Four: Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968: 25 USC 1302-1303 Appendix Five: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Selected Articles Notes Bibliography Index


    Keri Iyall Smith is assistant professor of Sociology at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. She teaches courses on globalization, indigenous peoples, and sociological theory. She has published articles on hybridity and world society, human rights, and teaching sociology. She is co-editor, with Judith R. Blau, of Public Sociologies Reader.