In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and Globalization

SKU: 9781842771938

Mario Blaser, Harvey A. Feit, Glenn McRae
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Cayuga, Cree, Iroquois, Multiple Nations, Ojibwe
Book Type:
Zed Books
Copyright Date:

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In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and Globalization examines how Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes Indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analyzing this interaction. It assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations, primarily from North America, and particularly the Cree, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Chippewa-Ojibwe peoples who straddle the US/Canadian border, but also from South America and the former Soviet Union. It explores the complex relationships between Indigenous people. Papers include Resistance, Determination and Perseverance of the Lubicon Cree Women by Dawn Martin-Hill; Restoring our Relationship for the Future by Mary Arquette, Maxine Cole and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment; 'Way of Life' or 'Who Decides': Development, Paraguayan Indigenism and the Yshiro People's Life Projects by Mario Blaser; Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Sustainable Development: Toward Co-Existence by Deborah McGregor; James Bay Crees' Life Projects and Politics: Histories of Place, Animal Partners and Enduring Relationships by Harvey A. Feit; Grassroots Transnationalism and Life Projects of Vermonters in the Great Whale Campaign by Glenn McRae; Survival in the Context of Mega-Resource Development: Experiences of the James Bay Cree and the First Nations of Canada by Matthew Coon Come; The Importance of Working Together: Exclusions, Conflicts and Participation in James Bay, Quebec by Brian Craik; Defending a Common Home: Native/Non-Native Alliances against Mining Corporations in Wisconsin by Al Gedicks and Zoltán Grossman; Chilean Economic Expansion and Mega-Development Projects in Mapuche Territories by Aldisson Anguita Mariqueo; and the moving In Memoriam: Chief Harvey Longboat (1936-2001), Cayuga Confederacy Chief. The editors include Mario Blaser is an Argentinian-Canadian anthropologist who has worked and collaborated with a variety of endeavours undertaken by the Yshiro people since 1991; Harvey A. Feit is Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University. He was an advisor to the Grand Council of the Crees during their 1972–1978 treaty process; and Glenn McRae is an applied anthropologist who has worked extensively throughout the United States, India, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America as an environmental consultant.

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