The Politics of Indigeneity by Sita Venkateswar
Dialogues and Reflections on Indigenous Activism

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Provocative and original, The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world and the ways in which it intersects with local, national and international social and political realities. The authors act as critical interlocutors with indigenous spokespersons, scholars and activists, as well as with each other, to discuss the possibilities of a ‘second-wave indigeneity’, one that is alert to the challenges posed by the neoliberal agenda of nation-states. Featuring a variety of indigenous voices, The Politics of Indigeneity is a vital and timely contribution to an often contentious topic.

About Sita Venkateswar

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Sita Venkateswar is Director, International in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in the Social Anthropology program at Massey University. Her ethnography "Development and Ethnocide: Colonial Practices in the Andaman Islands" is based on her PhD fieldwork in the Andaman Islands from 1989-1992. She has since been involved in research on child labor in Nepal and poverty and grassroots democracy in Kolkata, India. She is currently involved in exploring indigenous politics related to climate change as well as questions of displacement and belonging in relation to refugee resettlement in New Zealand and Europe. Emma Hughes spent several years living in Egypt and working with women's rights groups in Egypt and East Africa where she was involved with development and advocacy projects addressing women’s rights issues. In New Zealand, she worked first for the Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development at Massey University, and is currently a research adviser. As a visiting research scholar at the American University in Cairo in 2008, she returned to Egypt to document the Nubian case.
Published April 4, 2013 by Zed Books. 298 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference.

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