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ANTH 357 AX   Indigenous Politics-Latin Amer Back to Results  

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EnrollmentGeneral13490
Total13490

InstructorBigenho, Michelle L.
MeetsMW 120-235, ALUMNI 209
RestrictionsNo 2018
NotesNew course--see description
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaGlobal Engagements
Count TowardsALS4/Latin American Studies NAST/Native American Studies

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At the end of the 20th century, different indigenous or natives peoples’ voices seemed to become more prominent in Latin American social movements. These movements included an uprising to stop the advances of globalization, struggles to control resources, demands for dignity and recognition, and struggles against corporate environmental degradation. The apparent resurgence of Latin American indigenous politics is connected, in part, to global initiatives, like the work on what would become the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous politics in Latin America ultimately pose question about customary, national, and international legal frameworks. This course works at the intersection of local and global understandings of what it means to be indigenous in different Latin American contexts. The course is taught through the disciplinary lens of anthropology, and readings are selected from case studies in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. This course is crosslisted as ALST 357.