Category Archives: Indigenous people

Poesía mapuche: los versos de una cultura eterna

Leer, analizar e internalizar la poesía mapuche en el actual contexto social, y junto a ello vislumbrar las razones existentes para escribir literatura de este estilo, son aspectos necesarios para entender a una sociedad que aplaude al conquistador y menosprecia … Continue reading

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Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia: Anthropological Perspectives

These groundbreaking essays by internationally renowned anthropologists advance a simple argument–that native Amazonian societies are highly dynamic. Change and transformation define the indigenous history of the Amazon from before European conquest to the present. Based on recent ethnographic fieldwork and … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and their Knowledge

After colonization, indigenous people faced an extractive property rights regime for both their land and knowledge. This book outlines that regime, and how the symbolic function of international intellectual property continues today to assist states to enclose indigenous peoples’ knowledge. … Continue reading

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Knitting meaning – Understanding a Cultural Practice of Indigenous Communities

The main objective of this study is to understand the origin, history, and meaning that lie behind the practice of knitting mochilas, which is a daily activity of women, both young and old in the Arhuaca community. This study has … Continue reading

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