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Author Andersen, Martin Edwin.

Title Peoples of the earth : ethnonationalism, democracy, and the indigenous challenge in "Latin" America / Martin Edwin Andersen ; foreword by Robert A. Pastor
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 296 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The "miner's canary" of democracy -- Elite neglect and "rediscovery" -- Is democracy a zero-sum game? -- Imagined communities : marxism and the Indian nation-state -- Indian lands, "ungoverned spaces," and failing states -- Bolivia : unraveling a present past -- Perú : the emergence of the unbowed "other" -- Ecuador : a populist test of plurinationalism -- Guatemala : many nations within a single nation-state -- Chile : contesting the lands of the "people of the earth" -- Colombia : special rights within a context of lawlessness -- Toward a new American identity -- Conclusions
Summary This book explores the culture of indigenous peoples in Latin America, the fundamental challenges they offer to traditional Euro-American notions of democracy, citizenship and develop the interface of these topics. It also explores the relevant themes on human rights and the environment, with questions of security and the risks implicit in the adoption of ethnonationalist dogma. Peoples of the Earth does this, using a cross-disciplinary approach that employs anthropology, history, political science, legal theory and ethno-nationalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-275) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Politics and government.
Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Ethnic identity.
Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 073914393X (electronic bk.)
9780739143933 (electronic bk.)