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Revitalization and indigenous resistance to globalization and neoliberalism.

Fenelon, James V.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) American Behavioral Scientist. 51(12): 1867-1901.

This article reviews discussions and case studies of indigenous peoples, especially
American Indians (Lakota, Navajo, and Wampanoag), the Zapatista movement, Latin
American examples (Mapuche, Guarani, and Miskito), the Adevasi in India, and the
Maori, adding short sketches of Kurds in the Middle East, Pashtun in Pakistan and
Afghanistan, and cases from Africa and southeast Asia to develop a general indigenous
model, including social systems of decision making, economic distribution, land tenure
system, and community relations. The authors present two such models, one on
indigenous revitalization and another on the resistance to state domination and the
forces of globalization, especially in respect to neoliberalism, and then the authors
make an applied analysis toward indigenous peoples’ struggles globally.


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