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814 - Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas

16.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30
17.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30

Convener 1: Castellanos, Bianet (University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, Ud States of Am / USA)
Convener 2: Gutiérrez Nájera, Lourdes (Dartmouth College, Hanover, Ud States of Am / USA)

Political and economic crises in Latin America have forced indigenous people to migrate within the Americas. For example, there are now just as many Zapotecs, Mixes, and Triquis living and working in California as can be found in their native state of Oaxaca in Mexico. Recent scholarship on indigenous migrants document the harsh living and working conditions under which they toil and highlight the multiple ways they cope under these circumstances. Like the native peoples of the United States, these migrants face similar issues of economic marginalization and racial, gender, and sexual discrimination. Regardless of this shared postcolonial condition and in spite of their proximity (now more so than ever), very little scholarly collaboration occurs between U.S. and Canadian Indians and indigenous groups in the Americas. To address these tensions, this symposium relies on a hemispheric approach to indigenous studies that interrogates key concepts (e.g. indigenismo/Xicanismo, mestizaje/hybridity, migration/displacement, autonomy/sovereignty) and methodologies, including their intellectual genealogies, used to analyze indigenous experiences across the Americas. The symposium will convene scholars from different disciplines, fields of study, geographic regions, nationalities, and ethnic backgrounds (including tribal affiliations) to analyze intersecting themes and histories across the Americas, while promoting a broader understanding of the relationships between native communities in the U.S. and Canada and those in Latin America.

Keywords: hemispheric studies, indigeneity, intellectual geneaologies, autonomy, migration

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