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By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... reparations numbers and colonialism indigenous counting rectification insurance human value as monetary sum postwar transitional justice ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... 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, even as they are not exactly equivalent to, the labors of number in human rights accountancy. The chapter contemplates...
Book Chapter

By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... Ríos Montt 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, even as they are not exactly equivalent to, the labors of number in human rights accountancy. The chapter...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... a Canadian company inaugurated an open-pit gold mine in the indigenous province of San Marcos. In response, when local residents held a consulta , or referendum, in which 98 percent rejected the mine, the province became the epicenter of what is now a national movement to make (mainly) indigenous people...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... (mainly) indigenous people count—as in “matter”—through the technique of counting: adding them up. It has become one of the most important social movements of the postwar period. life gold mining resource extraction antimining activism referenda pollution health defense of territory...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
.../colonial settler-state perpetuates relationships of financial and intellectual dependency. This is one way global health “aspirations toward a contemporary global sovereign” dovetail with long-standing colonial histories to ensure the perpetuation of colonial dependencies in indigenous communities. Yet...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... in indigenous communities. Yet metrics can also be mobilized by indigenous communities themselves. Even as they dispute the purported universality of health metrics, the directors of Yup’ik behavioral health search for creative ways to demonstrate evidence of efficacy. They are cognizant of the ways health...
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By Vincanne Adams
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... indigenous sovereignty behavioral health postcolonialism circumpolar health evidence-based medicine ...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... pulled in thousands of indigenous people across the highlands over the course of almost a decade. They had placed their faith in a man who promised them half a million quetzals. Actually an elaborate Ponzi (or pyramid) scheme, he bankrupted families across a wide swathe. Examining Mayan social networks...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... in thousands of indigenous people across the highlands over the course of almost a decade. They had placed their faith in a man who promised them half a million quetzals. Actually an elaborate Ponzi (or pyramid) scheme, he bankrupted families across a wide swathe. Examining Mayan social networks and financial...