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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373605-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7360-5
... areas and the various uses of a Boasian notion of culture and the assessment of intellectual capacity as a lever for developing a vision of a more independent Māori social development. Indigenous agency is a focus of this chapter, particularly in relation to the Māori politicians and scholars involved...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397861-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9786-1
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... decades – most specifically the leading indigenous organizations of the region – the counter-hegemonic parties and projects which assumed state power in the early years of this century were never intended as an historical terminus. Rather, Reyes and Kaufman argue that they were viewed as but one tactic...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... their position as a point of transition between older Marxist-Leninist models of State-oriented politics and an emerging post-autonomist political anthropology that resists the dominant liberal democratic Western consensus. Following theorists of operaismo and autonomia such as Franco Berardi and Mario...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374114-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... formations of area studies and anthropology. These critiques reveal how Okinawa’s “liberated yet occupied” condition was produced by and then helped sustain the transpacific entanglements of Japanese and U.S. military-security imperialisms. Okinawa’s liminality, which keeps its indigenous sovereignty in...
Published: 01 September 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387107-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8710-7
Published: 01 September 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387107-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8710-7
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... challenge to redefine vitalism within the emergent framework of a savage anthropology is taken up in the next section, “Indigeneity and Decoloniality,” in which the authors develop the motif of buen vivir (living well) and articulate a vital commitment to decolonial autonomist movements, which are actively...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... In many movements, this chapter argues, the ethos of possession continues to pervade strategies for resisting the Western nomos. The very notion of occupation overlooks the rights of indigenous peoples and the process of dispossession that subtends the movement to reclaim common spaces. Byrd...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... Digital capacities for the making of Indigenous futures are thriving across the Central and Western Desert, under the aegis of initiatives such as the Desart Art Workers Photography Award, which are serving to Indigenize the Aboriginal art industry. This chapter tracks the history of this award...
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... formations of area studies and anthropology. These critiques reveal how Okinawa’s “liberated yet occupied” condition was produced by and then helped sustain the transpacific entanglements of Japanese and U.S. military-security imperialisms. Okinawa’s liminality, which keeps its indigenous sovereignty in...
Published: 05 February 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
.... Digital capacities for the making of Indigenous futures are thriving across the Central and Western Desert, under the aegis of initiatives such as the Desart Art Workers Photography Award, which are serving to Indigenize the Aboriginal art industry. This chapter tracks the history of this award and its...
Book Chapter

By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... between mind and reality—the chapter explores the practices and apparatuses necessary to make people count, to produce truth. This chapter revisits the cosmology of indigenous numeracy, drawing on both Mayan and Quechua counting to argue that they engage practices of rectification that support...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... and post-operaismo, or in the Latin American movements for local or indigenous autonomy, new paradigms are challenging earlier critiques of political economy that have universalized the political subject of the proletariat, the overarching Leninist-Marxist emphasis on the state apparatus, and the...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... posited life as exterior to power. Noys concludes that we need a more nuanced, strategic thinking that does not simply repeat the mantra of the “excess” of life. This challenge to redefine vitalism within the emergent framework of a savage anthropology is taken up in the next section, “Indigeneity and...
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... space by mapping indigenous peoples onto landscape according to the terms of Spanish incorporation. These documents described indigenous customs in anthropological detail, but always figured indios as docile, profligate, errant, apostate, or barbarous, as beckoning Spaniards to come forth in an attitude...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375036-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7503-6
... This chapter offers a sustained discussion of the imagination as an epistemological-political tool and the most direct statement of Anzaldúa’s metaphysical framework. Anzaldúa draws on curanderismo (curandera work), shamanism, anthropology, fiction, and her childhood experiences to theorize...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... epidemic created an epidemiological apparatus that structured and policed the pervasive indigenous/nonindigenous divide in Delta Amacuro. The Bolivarian Revolution sparked effective national efforts to ameliorate health inequities, but health/communicative inequities largely remained unaddressed...
Book Chapter

By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373643-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
..., trans-Asian genetic network. The assembled genetic data have permitted researchers to claim that a single human wave out of Africa populated the Asian continent, thus challenging an earlier anthropological model of a two-prong entry. By stirring affects of genetic pride, storytelling participates in a...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... This chapter joins science-technology-society (sts) studies, medical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology in scrutinizing how parents, physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, and journalists constructed competing knowledge claims. It draws on Charles S. Peirce in distinguishing three types...