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In the way : indigenous peoples, life projects and globalization

Author: Mario Blaser; Harvey A Feit; Glenn McRae
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books in association with International Development Research Centre, Ottawa ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Palgrave, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The volume shows how peoples do not just resist or react to the pressures of market and state, but also sustain 'life projects' of their own.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Blaser; Harvey A Feit; Glenn McRae
ISBN: 1842771922 9781842771921 1842771930 9781842771938
OCLC Number: 225537083
Description: ix, 362 pages
Contents: Introductions1. Indigenous Peoples and Development Processes: New Terrains of Struggle - Mario Blaser, Harvey A. Feit and Glenn McRae2. Life Projects: Indigenous Peoples' Agency and Development - Mario BlaserPart I: Visions: Life Projects, Representations and Conflicts3. Life Projects: Development Our Way - Bruno Barras4. 'Way of Life' or 'Who Decides': Development, Paraguayan Indigenism and the Yshiro People's Life Projects - Mario Blaser5. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Sustainable Development: Toward Co-Existence - Deborah McGregor6. James Bay Crees' Life Projects and Politics: Histories of Place, Animal Partners and Enduring Relationships - Harvey A. Feit7. Grassroots Transnationalism and Life Projects of Vermonters in the Great Whale Campaign - Glenn McRae8. 'The People Had Discovered Their Own Approach to Life': Politicizing Development Discourse - Wendy RussellPart II: Strategies: States, Markets and Civil Society9. Survival in the Context of Mega-Resource Development: Experiences of the James Bay Cree and the First Nations of Canada - Matthew Coon Come10. The Importance of Working Together: Exclusions, Conflicts and Participation in James Bay, Quebec - Brian Craik11. Defending a Common Home: Native/Non-Native Alliances against Mining Corporations in Wisconsin - Al Gedicks and Zoltan Grossman12. Chilean Economic Expansion and Mega-Development Projects in Mapuche Territories - Aldisson Anguita Mariqueo13. Hydroelectric Development on the Bio-Bio River, Chile: Anthropology and Human RightsAdvocacy - Barbara Rose Johnston and Carmen Garcia-DowningPart III: Invitations: Connections and Co-existence14. Revisiting Gandhi and Zapata: Motion of Global Capital, Geographies of Difference and the Formation of Ecological Ethnicities - Pramod Parajuli15. A Dream of Democracy in the Russian Far East - Petra Rethmann16. The 'Risk Society': Tradition, Ecological Order and Time-Space Acceleration - Peter Harries-Jones17. Conflicting Discourses of Property, Governance and Development in the Indigenous North - Colin Scott18. Resistance, Determination and Perseverance of the Lubicon Cree Women - Dawn Martin-Hill19. Restoring our Relationship for the Future - Mary Arquette, Maxine Cole and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment20. In Memoriam: Chief Harvey Longboat (1936-2001)
Responsibility: edited by Mario Blaser, Harvey A. Feit and Glenn McRae.

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'This superb book builds on the illuminating contrast between the "life projects" of indigenous people and the "development projects" funded by global capital. "Life projects" are about the right of Read more...

 
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