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Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples

Case Studies from North America


Edited By Martina Neuburger and H. Peter Dörrenbächer

This book investigates nationalisms and the emergence of national identities among the Indigenous peoples across North America. It examines the many difficulties which the Native communities have had to face in order to assert themselves as nations, as well as looking at the ambiguity of the term 'nation' within First Nations-government relations. The volume gives a broad perspective on the historical development of Native American nationalism and also explores a variety of political, educational, sociological, cultural and even literary viewpoints. The experiences of the Indigenous peoples are compared with the experiences of other Aboriginal groups across the globe, in order to enrich our understanding of global indigenous nationalisms.
The contributors to this volume represent the perspectives of a variety of different First Nations and a wide range of disciplinary fields, from history, anthropology and political science to communications, law, linguistics and literary studies.
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Martina Neuburger is Professor of Social and Political Geography at the University of Hamburg, where she researches socio-political processes in rural and peasant societies in Latin America. Her research into vulnerability, poverty and marginalization concentrates on peripheral regions with fragile ecosystems, such as Brazilian and Bolivian Amazonia and the Peruvian Andes.

H. Peter Dörrenbächer is Professor of Human Geography at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, where he studies the development and socioeconomic status of border regions and the institutionalization of transboundary regions in western Europe, with a particular focus on French–German border regions. He also has research interests in the institutionalization of Indigenous regions in northern Quebec.

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