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Author Niezen, Ronald.

Title The origins of indigenism : human rights and the politics of identity / Ronald Niezen
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 272 pages)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 A New Global Phenomenon?; 2 The Origins of the International Movement of Indigenous Peoples; 3 Sources of Global Identity; 4 Relativism and Rights; 5 The New Politics of Resistance; 6 Indigenism, Ethnicity, and the State; 7 Conclusion; Notes; Index
Summary Ronald Niezen examines the ways the recent emergence of an internationally recognized identity - 'indigenous peoples' - intersects with another recent international movement - the development of universal human rights laws and principles. This movement makes use of human rights instruments and the international organizations of states to resist the political, cultural, and economic incursions of individual states
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index
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Subject Ethnicity -- Political aspects.
Human rights.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights.
Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity.
Indigenous peoples -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002008938
ISBN 0520936698 (electronic bk.)
0585466416 (electronic bk.)
9780520936690 (electronic bk.)
9780585466415 (electronic bk.)