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Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Edited by Eva Gerharz, Nasir Uddin, and Pradeep Chakkarath
Foreword by Adam Kuper

344 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-722-2 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (December 2017)

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Reviews

“This very interesting and insightful collection takes the focus of discussion around the concept of indigeneity away from its normal parameters, instead examining how the concept has taken root outside the European and North American contexts, transforming the concept of indigeneity.” · Evelyn Plaice, University of New Brunswick

Description

“Indigeneity” has become a prominent yet contested concept in national and international politics, as well as within the social sciences. This edited volume draws from authors representing different disciplines and perspectives, exploring the dependence of indigeneity on varying sociopolitical contexts, actors, and discourses with the ultimate goal of investigating the concept’s scientific and political potential.

Eva Gerharz is Junior Professor for Sociology of Development and Internationalisation at the Ruhr-University Bochum, and Interim Professor for Development Sociology at the University of Bayreuth. She is the author of The Politics of Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka. Transnational Commitments to Social Change (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of Governance, Conflict and Development in South Asia (with Siri Hettige, Sage, 2015).

Nasir Uddin is a Cultural Anthropologist based in Bangladesh and a Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University. His edited books include To Host or To Hurt: Counter-narratives on the Rohingya Refugee Issues in Bangladesh (ICDR, 2012) and Life in Peace and Conflict: Indigeneity and State in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Orient BlackSwan, 2017).

Pradeep Chakkarath is Co-Director of the Hans Kilian and Lotte Köhler Centre (KKC) for Cultural Psychology and Historical Anthropology at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He is also a fellow alumnus of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Konstanz and a member of the Task Force on Indigenous Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Subject: Theory & Methodology in Anthropology General Anthropology



Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface
Adam Kuper

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: Exploring Indigeneity: Introductory Remarks
Nasir Uddin, Eva Gerharz, and Pradeep Chakkarath

PART I: STRUGGLES OVER LAND AND RESOURCES

Chapter 1. On the Nature of Indigenous Land: Ownership, Access and Farming in Upland Northeast India
Erik de Maaker

Chapter 2. Considering the Implications of the Concept of Indigeneity for Land and Natural Resource Management in Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos
Ian G. Baird

PART II: BECOMING INDIGENOUS

Chapter 3. Processes of Modernization, Processes of Indigenization: an Amazonian Case (Yanomami, Southern Venezuela)
Gabriele Herzog-Schröder

Chapter 4. Indigenous Activism Beyond Ethnic Groups: Shifting Boundaries and Constellations of Belonging
Eva Gerharz

Chapter 5. In Search of Self: Identity, Indigeneity, and Cultural Politics in Bangladesh
Nasir Uddin

PART III: INDIGENEITY AS A POLITICAL RESOURCE

Chapter 6. Different Trajectories of Indigenous Rights Movements in Africa: Insights from Cameroon and Tanzania
Michaela Pelican

Chapter 7. Politics of Indigeneity in the Andean Highlands: Indigenous Social Movements and the State in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru (1940–2015)
Olaf Kaltmeier

Chapter 8. Conflicting Dimensions of Indigeneity as a Contested Political Resource in Contemporary Mexico
Gilberto Rescher

PART IV: INDIGENEITY AND THE STATE

Chapter 9. Intimate Antagonisms: Adivasis and the State in Contemporary India
Uday Chandra

Chapter 10. Indigeneity, Culture and the State: Social Change and Legal Reforms in Latin America
Wolfgang Gabbert

Chapter 11. Fluid Indigeneities in the Indian Ocean: A Small History of the State and its Other
Philipp Zehmisch

Postscriptum: The Futures of Indigenous Medicine: Networks, Contexts, Freedom
William S. Sax

Index

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