Indigenous Narratives of Territory and Creation: Hemispheric Perspectives (Paperback)

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By Penelope Kelsey (Editor), Leila Gómez (Editor)
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Indigenous activism in the Americas has long focused on the symbolic reclamation of land. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, contributors to this issue explore narratives of territory and origin that provide a foundation for this political practice. The contributors study Indigenous-language stories from displaced communities, analyzing the meaning and power of these narratives in the context of diaspora and the struggle for land. Essays address topics including territorial struggle and environmentalism, Indigenous resistance to neoliberal policies of land dispossession, and alliances between academic and Indigenous knowledges and activisms. This issue brings together fruitful comparisons of theoretical frameworks and case studies in Indigenous studies across North and South America. Its contributors advance the process of returning to Indigenous knowledge, offering essential alternatives to Western epistemologies.

Contributors. Amber Meadow Adams, Alexandre Belmonte, Enrique Manuel Bernales Albites, Andrew Cowell, Ella Deloria, Leila G mez, Sarah Hernandez, Penelope Kelsey, Jos Antonio Mazzotti, Javier Mu oz-D az, Craig Perez, Cheryl Savageau, ngel Tuninetti, Christopher T. Vecsey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478008712
ISBN-10: 1478008717
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: May 13th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English