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Creating Dialogues : Indigenous Perceptions and Changing Forms of Leadership in Amazonia.

Author: Hanne Veber; Pirjo Virtanen
Publisher: Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2017.
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"Discusses contemporary forms of leadership in Amazonian indigenous groups. Examines the creation of indigenous leaders as political subjects in the context of contemporary state policies of democratization and exploitation of natural resources, and addresses issues of resilience and adaptation at the level of local community politics"--Provided by publisher.
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Veber, Hanne.
Creating Dialogues : Indigenous Perceptions and Changing Forms of Leadership in Amazonia.
Colorado : University Press of Colorado, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hanne Veber; Pirjo Virtanen
ISBN: 9781607325604 1607325608
OCLC Number: 995777966
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Indigenous Perceptions of Leadership; 1. "Becoming Funai": A Kanamari Transformation; 2. Variabilities of Indigenous Leadership: Asháninka Notions of Headship in Peru's Selva Central; 3. The Rise of the Egalityrant (Egalitarian Tyrant) in Peruvian Amazonia: Headpeople in the Time of the Comunidad Nativa; 4. Guarani Cosmopolitics in the World of Paper; Part II. Changing Styles of Leadership in Lowland South America; 5. The Young Kayapó Movement (Movimento Mebengokre Nyre) among the Mentuktire Kayapó 6. "All Together": Leadership and Community among the Asháninka (Brazilian Amazon)7. Leadership in Movement: Indigenous Political Participation in the Peruvian Amazon; 8. Gender and Political Leadership: Indigenous Women Organizations in the Peruvian Amazon Region; Part III. Amazonian Indigenous Actors in State Politics; 9. "The Colonos Come in Like Termites to Take Our Land": A Study of Indigenous Leadership, Women Representatives, and Conflict in the Bolivian Amazon; 10. "All This Is Part of My Movement": Amazonian Indigenous Ways of Incorporating Knowledge in Urban Politics. 11. Shifting Leadership Legitimation: From Heredity to Election among the Kali'na (French Guiana)List of Contributors; Index.

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"Discusses contemporary forms of leadership in Amazonian indigenous groups. Examines the creation of indigenous leaders as political subjects in the context of contemporary state policies of democratization and exploitation of natural resources, and addresses issues of resilience and adaptation at the level of local community politics"--Provided by publisher.

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