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Nations within Nations: Transnationalism and Indigenous Citizenship in Latin America

Tovar-Restrepo, Marcela

This chapter explores strategies followed by indigenous peoples— both men and women—to produce new forms of gender and cultural difference within local and global shared and connected spaces. I focus on how these processes force us to rethink the politics of space, community, identity, and citizenship in Latin America. For that purpose, national constitutions and international agreements (e.g., the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007) are analyzed as key loci that illustrate how transnational imaginary significations, related to identity and citizenship, have traveled from local to global spheres, making possible the recognition of indigenous rights. I discuss contributions made by articulation theory to understand processes of creation of ethnic sameness and difference that are at the core of these emergent transnational citizenship projects pursued by indigenous movements.


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Transbordering Latin Americanisms: Liminal Places, Cultures, and Powers (T)Here

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September 8, 2016