Indigenous Diplomacies by J. BeierIndigenous Diplomacies by J. Beier

Indigenous Diplomacies

byJ. Beier

Hardcover | January 29, 2010

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Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a small but growing scholarly literature on the inter-national diplomacies of Indigenous peoples by, among others, international relations scholars, international legal theorists, and historians.  Much of this work has been inwardly preoccupied with broad conceptual questions raised by the ‘discovery’ of Indigenous peoples as increasingly important global political actors. The contributors to this volume move from the disciplinary implications of Indigenous diplomacies to consider more directly the character and effect of those diplomacies themselves, what is unique about them, and what accounts for their coming into currency and their increasing influence in various global political fora and across a range of inter-national issues.

J. Marshall Beier is Associate Professor of Political Science at McMaster University and author of International Relations in Uncommon Places: Indigeneity, Cosmology, and the Limits of International Theory (2005, 2009).
Title:Indigenous DiplomaciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230613071

ISBN - 13:9780230613072

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Table of Contents

Indigenous Diplomacies as Indigenous Diplomacies--J. Marshall Beier * Forgetting, Remembering, and Finding Indigenous Peoples in International Relations--J. Marshall Beier * Communication/Excommunication: Transversal Indigenous Diplomacies in Global Politics--Nevzat Soguk * The Political Stakes of Indigenous Diplomacies: Questions of Difference--Mark F.N. Franke * Indigenous Diplomacies Before the Nation-State--Ravi de Costa * A “Revolution Within a Revolution”: Indigenous Women’s Diplomacies--Laura Parisi and Jeff Corntassel * Achievements of Indigenous Self-Determination: The Case of Sami Parliaments in Finland and Norway--Rauna Kuokkanen * Coming in From the Cold: Inuit Diplomacy and Global Citizenship--Frances Abele and Thierry Rodon * Between the Leader of Virtù and the Good Savage: Indigenous Struggles and Life Projects in the Amazon Basin--Marcela Vecchione Gonçalves * Aboriginal Diplomacy: The Queen Comes to Canada and Coyote Goes to London--Keith Thor Carlson * Inuit Transnational Activism: Cooperation and Resistance in the Face of Global Change--Heather A. Smith and Gary N. Wilson * Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit: Beginning an Indigenous-Settler Reconciliation Dialogue--Franke Wilmer * Responding to a Deeply Bifurcated World: Indigenous Diplomacies in the 21st Century--Makere Stewart-Harawira

Editorial Reviews

“This collection of brilliant, scholarly essays adds a necessary dimension to the study of International Relations that greatly enriches that field of study.  As well, the essays move Indigenous diplomatic activities--precolonial to the present--from margin to center.”--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Professor Emeritus, California State University, and author of Indians of the Americas: Human Rights and Self Determination and Roots of Resistance: History of Land Tenure in New Mexico