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Resistance in an Amazonian Community: Huaorani Organizing against the Global Economy

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Resistance in an Amazonian Community

Huaorani Organizing against the Global Economy

Larry Ziegler-Otero

188 pages, 17 photos, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-448-7 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2004)

ISBN  978-1-84545-306-0 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (December 2006)

eISBN 978-1-78238-203-4 eBook

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“…excellent ethnography…this work provides an interesting and important account of one indigenous people’s political struggles in contemporary Amazonia.”  · Journal of Latin American Studies

"... a good book ... clearly written ... that raises a number of important general issues relevant to the contemporary political, cultural and economic struggles of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and elsewhere."  · Terence Turner, Cornell University


Like many other indigenous groups, the Huaorani of eastern Ecuador are facing many challenges as they attempt to confront the globalization of capitalism in the 21st century. In 1991, they formed a political organization as a direct response to the growing threat to Huaorani territory posed by oil exploitation, colonization, and other pressures. The author explores the structures and practices of the organization, as well as the contradictions created by the imposition of an alien and hierarchical organizational form on a traditionally egalitarian society. This study has broad implications for those who work toward "cultural survival" or try to "save the rainforest."

A native of Pennsylvania, Lawrence Ziegler-Otero teaches in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh. After a "first career" as a trade union organizer in the United States, he became an anthroplogist in order to study political, labor and indigenous organizations. He has also lived and worked in Ecuador and Puerto Rico.

Subject: Development StudiesSociology
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean


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