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In Ecuador, every year since 1990 Indian protestors have brought the country to a standstill; in Mexico, Zapatista indigenous guerillas rose up in arms to protest North American free trade. In Brazil, shamans faced down bulldozers to block World Bank dams, while in Bolivia, peasants attacked U.S. troops for the right to grow coca. These are a few examples of the rise of aIn Ecuador, every year since 1990 Indian protestors have brought the country to a standstill; in Mexico, Zapatista indigenous guerillas rose up in arms to protest North American free trade. In Brazil, shamans faced down bulldozers to block World Bank dams, while in Bolivia, peasants attacked U.S. troops for the right to grow coca. These are a few examples of the rise of a transnational human rights movement among the hemisphere’s most isolated and powerless people, Latin American Indians.This book tells the story of the unexpected impact of the Indian rights movement on world politics, from reforming the United Nations to evicting oil companies. Using a constructivist theoretical approach that synthesizes international relations, social movement theory, ethnic politics, and work on democratic transitions, the author argues that marginalized people have responded to globalization with new, internationalized forms of identity politics that reconstruct power relations.Based on case studies from Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Bolivia, this book analyzes the implications of these human rights experiences for all of Latin America’s 40 million indigenous citizens, and the 300 million native people throughout the world. The thematic organization of the book allows the author to trace distinctive dynamics of interstate relations, global markets, and transnational civil society. The book concludes with an analysis of the movement’s impact and policy recommendations....

Title : From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America
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ISBN : 9780804734592
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America Reviews

  • secondwomn
    2019-01-22 18:07

    the writing is sort of uneven, sometimes too colloquial, sometimes too pedantic. sometimes just a boring laundry list. when brysk has a point, it can be interesting, but often her point gets buried. the details she choses are not often the most illuminating. i think her research was probably fascinating, but i think this book bit off more than it could chew. i'd be more interested to read in-depth about specific organizations, peoples, or nations rather than this too-broad, bland overview. still, potentially useful for its discussions of pan-indigenist movements.