Pioneer on Indigenous Rights

Pioneer on Indigenous Rights

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On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Rodolfo Stavenhagen, a distinguished Mexican sociologist and professor emeritus of El Colegio de Mexico, Ašrsula Oswald Spring (UNAM/CRIM, Mexico) introduces him as a Pioneer on Indigenous Rights due to his research on human rights issues, especially when he served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. First, in a retrospective Stavenhagen reviews his scientific and political work for the rights of indigenous peoples. Seven of his classic texts address Seven Fallacies about Latin America (1965); Decolonializing Applied Social Sciences (1971); Ethnodevelopment: A Neglected Dimension in Development Thinking (1986); Human Rights and Wrongs: A Place for Anthropologists? (1998); Indigenous Peoples and the State in Latin America: An Ongoing Debate (2000); Building Intercultural Citizenship through Education: A Human Rights Approach (2006); and Making the Declaration Work (2006). This volume discusses the emergence of indigenous peoples as new social and political actors at the national level in numerous countries, as well as on the international scene. This book introduces a trilogy of Briefs on Rodolfo Stavenhagen published in the same series Pioneers in Science and Practice.All other groups, from the small land owners to the urban population as a whole, are then lumped together under the catch-all term of a#39;middle classa#39;. As long as there is no clear definition of this term, information concerning the virtues and potentialities of this a#39;middle classa#39; is ... (i.e., those who work on their own or who receive a salary for non-manual labor)a€”usually do not have the characteristics that areanbsp;...

Title:Pioneer on Indigenous Rights
Author:Rodolfo Stavenhagen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-14


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