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The power of the talking stick : indigenous politics and the world ecological crisis

Author: Sharon J Ridgeway
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Power of the Talking Stick makes the case that, reaching back to the beginning of the nation-state and all through the current period of corporate-led globalization, our governments and social institutions have been engaged in activities that will ultimately extinguish the world's ecological life support systems. The book offers an alternative, listening to indigenous leaders and others whose voices often go  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon J Ridgeway
ISBN: 9781612052908 1612052908 1612052916 9781612052915
OCLC Number: 816032233
Description: ix, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: It Is Time for Our Hearts to Be Broken --
Bretton Woods Takes Center Stage in the Carnival --
Industria Encloses the Global Commons --
Capitalism's Endless Pursuit of Profit Destroys the World's Food Supply --
A Green Theory of the State --
Earth Consciousness, Earth Action --
A World Indigenous Movement : "We Are the Watchers, We Are Witnesses."
Responsibility: Sharon J. Ridgeway and Peter J. Jacques.

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Gives a voice to indigenous leaders and others whose voices often go unheard in the din of contemporary culture.  Read more...

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"Rarely are works of social science as beautiful as this call to action on the ecological crisis caused by global capitalism...For the authors, humanity is now confronted with a decision whose Read more...

 
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