Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendent Cultural Politics
Edited by Lynn Stephen and Charles R. Hale
Latin American Studies as a fully recognized field of scholarly inquiry only exists for those accustomed to viewing the region from north of the US-Mexican border. Although never completely stable or uncontested, Latin American Studies had its first heyday between the mid-1960s and late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, when the region became the focus of intense geopolitical contention. While two decades later it is clear that Latin American Studies has remained vibrant in the face of such challenges, its resilience is due to innovation, rather than to a merely reactive defense of deeply engrained premises and institutional practices.
The six research projects that form the core of the initiative bring together a diverse group of Afro-descendent and indigenous collaborations with academics. The focus of each research project is driven by a strategic priority in the life of the community, organization, or social movement concerned. Written in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this book provides an explanation of the key analytical questions and findings of each project.
Contributors: Konty Bikila Cifuentes, Maylei Blackwell, Inés Canabal, Luis Carlos Castillo, Tania Delgado Hernández, Rufino Domingúez-Santos, Mark Everingham, Jocelyn A. Géliga Vargas, Libia Grueso, Charles R. Hale, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, Edizon León Castro, Centolia Maldonado Vásquez, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Joanne Rappaport, Odilia Romero-Hernández, Carlos Rosero, Lucy Santacruz Benavides, Lynn Stephen, Lúcia Szmrecsányi, Edwin Taylor, Dominique Tilkin Gallois, Laura Velasco Ortiz, Aikyry Wajãpi, Jawapuku Wajãpi, Marcos Williamson
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