Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State by David Maybury-lewisIndigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State by David Maybury-lewis

Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State

byDavid Maybury-lewis

Paperback | October 18, 2001

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This text explores who indigenous people are, where they are, their place in the modern world, ethnicity, the concepts of "state" and "nation," the history and politics of interethnic situations, the agendas of leaders who incite interethnic conflicts, and issues arising from theorists and rulers operating on the premise of the homogeneity of states/nations. The text is intended for students and general readers, but may also be useful as a reference for scholars, activists and policy makers. It was prepared in association with Cultural Survival, a U.S.-based organization founded in 1972 whose mission is to defend the human rights of indigenous peoples. The differences between the second edition and the 1997 edition are not clearly stated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Title:Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 18, 2001Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205337465

ISBN - 13:9780205337460


Table of Contents

1. Indigenous Peoples.

Genocide in the Americas.

Indigenous Peoples: Subordinated and Marginalized.

Imperialism and Evolutionary Theory.

Ethnocide and Its Justifications.

Ethnocide: The Counter-Arguments.

India: Where Indigenous Is Scheduled.

Southeast Asia and Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities.

Africa and the Politics of Tribalism.


2. Ethnic Groups.

Uncertain Ethnicity.

Large Multiethnic States.

Ethnicity within the System.

3. Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing.


The Former Yugoslavia.


4. The State.

State and Nation.

Ideal State and Real States.

Ethnicity and the State Reconsidered.

Tribalism as Marginality and Metaphor.

5. Different States, Different World.