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Indigenous peoples in Latin America : the quest for self-determination

Author: Héctor Díaz Polanco
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
Series: Latin American perspectives series, no. 18.
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"An important book first for its critical history of indigenista policies in Latin America and the limits these policies placed on social autonomy; and second for its examination of the development of indigenous autonomy, particularly in Nicaragua. Argues that autonomy is no panacea; rather, it is one possibility given current social, economic, and political processes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Díaz Polanco, Héctor, 1944-
Indigenous peoples in Latin America.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(DLC) 96039371
(OCoLC)35822513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Héctor Díaz Polanco
ISBN: 9780786742745 0786742747
OCLC Number: 171238603
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 162 pages).
Contents: Preface; Translator's Acknowledgments; PART ONE Excluded Identities; 1. Nation Building and the Ethnic Question; Ethnic-National Eterogeneity in Europe; Nation Building and Ethnic Groups in Latin America; National Intetration Versus Sociocultural Plurality ; Elites, the State, and Ethnic Groups; From Criollo Nationalism to Liberal Centralism; Notes; 2. Colonial Policy and Slavery; Indian Slavery; The Requerimiento and the ""Just War"" Against the Indians; The Abolition of Indian Slavery ; The Misery of the Indigenous Peoples; Notes; 3. Colonial Indigenism; Opposing Interests. Criollo SeditionEncomienda, Repartimiento, and Debt Servitude; Segregationism and Assimilationism; The Political and Ideological Role of Religion; Indian Towns and New Identity; Notes; 4. Indigenism After Independence; The Liberals'' Liquidationist Indigenism; Integrationist Indigenism: From Ethnocide to Ethnophagy; Ethnocism: Foundation of a New Indigenism; The Ethnic-National Question and Social Change; Notes; PART TWO: On the Road to Autonomy; 5. New Ethnic Struggles and Political-Theoretical Transformations; The New National Struggles of Ethnic Groups. A Restatement of the Ethnic-National Question and AutonomyNotes; 6. Foundations of a Regime of Regional Autonomy; Autonomy and the Nation-State; Autonomy and Ethnic Rights; Autonomy and Self-Determination; The Territorial Basis of Autonomy; The Legal and Constitutional Character of Autonomy; The Distribution of Competencies; Notes; 7. Examples of Regional Autonomy: The USSR, Spain, and Nicaragua; The Regime of Regional Autonomy in the USSR; Autonomous Communities within the Spanish State; Autonomous Regions in Nicaragua; Notes; 8. Prospects for Regional Autonomy; A Case of Legal Reform. The Postponement of Territorial ReorganizationA Struggle for Autonomy in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; Autonomy: Myth and Reality ; Prospects; Notes; Epilogue; About the Book, Author, and Translator; Index.
Series Title: Latin American perspectives series, no. 18.
Other Titles: Autonomía regional.
Responsibility: Hector Díaz Polanco ; translated by Lucia Rayas.

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"An important book first for its critical history of indigenista policies in Latin America and the limits these policies placed on social autonomy; and second for its examination of the development of indigenous autonomy, particularly in Nicaragua. Argues that autonomy is no panacea; rather, it is one possibility given current social, economic, and political processes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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