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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
Postscriptum by William S. Sax
344 pages, 5 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-722-2 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2017)
ISBN 978-1-78920-828-3 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (October 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78533-723-9 eBook
“I look forward to bringing this book into my upperdivision classroom. It is yet another excellent tool for shaking up easy assumptions and problematizing taken-for-granted concepts, something we anthropologists ideally endeavor to accomplish in all that we do.” • American Ethnologist
“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
“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 Professor of Sociology with a Special Focus on Globalisation at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany. 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).