May 15, 2013
In the growing dialogue about Native language practices and revitalization, limited attention has been given to Indigenous children's everyday communication. "Voices of Play: Miskitu Children's Speech and Song on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua" is a study of multilingual play and performance among Miskitu children growing up on Corn Island, part of a multi-ethnic autonomous region on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. In the book, author Amanda Minks weaves together theories of culture and communication,...
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May 8, 2013
In "Native and National in Brazil" Tracy Devine Guzmán examines the contested process of constructing Indianness from Brazil's independence to the present. Engaging issues ranging from citizenship and national security to the revolutionary potential of art and sustainable development, Devine Guzmán argues that the tensions between popular renderings of Indianness and lived Indigenous experiences are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of a Brazilian Indigenous movement, on...
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From The University of Arizona Press
From Enron to Evo
Offering a critique of both free-market piracy and the dilemmas of resource nationalism, From Enron to Evo
is groundbreaking book for anyone concerned with Indigenous politics, social movements, and environmental justice in an era of expanding resource development. Learn More
From The University of Minnesota Press
Mark My Words
Mark My Words
traces settler colonialism as an enduring form of gendered spatial violence, demonstrating how it persists in the contemporary context of neoliberal globalization. Learn More
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May 29th - June 1st, 2013
The conference theme, "Towards a New Social Contract?," will explore inequality in Latin America. In the first decade of the 21st century, income inequality has gone down in a substantial number of Latin American countries. This is the first time that inequality has declined on such a broad scale since we have had reasonably reliable data on income distribution. Beginning in the 1990s educational reforms have expanded the percentage of the population with secondary and tertiary education. The governments of the left that came to power after 2000 implemented a number of other reforms to improve life chances for the underprivileged, such as increases in the minimum wage, social assistance programs, and health care coverage. Are these trends likely to continue, or are they conjunctural and easily subject to reversal once economic growth rates decline? Learn More
June 13th - June 15th, 2013
The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and
Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for: Individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings. All persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies are invited and encouraged to apply. Proposals are welcome from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field.Learn More
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