The Ecological Native

Indigenous Peoples' Movements and Eco-Governmentality in Columbia

By Astrid Ulloa

© 2005 – Routledge

320 pages

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About the Book

This text analyzes indigenous peoples' processes of identity construction as ecological natives. It opens space for reconstructing all the different networks, conditions of emergence, and implications (political, cultural, social and economic) of one specific event: the consolidation of the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmentalism. This text is based on ethnographic information and focused on the historical process of the emergence of indigenous peoples' movements in Latin America, in general, and indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta do Columbia (SNSM), in particular. It demonstrates the process of the construction of indigenous peoples' environmental identities as an interplay of local, national and transnational dynamics among indigenous peoples and environmental movements and discourses in relation to global environmental policies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Emergence and Continuity of Indigenous Peoples' Movements: Latin America and Colombia 3. Indigenous Peoples' Movements of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Columbia 4. Thinking Green: Global Eco-Governmentality and its Effects in Colombia and The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta 5. "Ecological" Identities of Indigenous Peoples: Historical Process of Construction 6. The Ecological Native: Images and Representations 7. The Power of Ecological Identity: Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting Within A Globalocality 8. Indigenous Peoples within Eco-Governmentality?

About the Author

Astrid Ulloa is an Associate Professor of Geography at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Colombia, mainly in Chocó and in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Her research focuses on indigenous peoples' movements, ethnicity, and the anthropology of the environment and climate change. She is the author of various books about community-based management of fauna and the cultural and environmental politics of indigenous peoples in Latin America and Colombia.

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Indigenous Peoples and Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS033000
HISTORY / Latin America / South America
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General