Latin Americas Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human…

Paperback | March 13, 2013

EditorTodd A. Eisenstadt, Michael S. Danielson, Moises Jaime Bailon Corres

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Throughout the Americas, indigenous people have been arguing that they should be entitled, as "first peoples," to representation in local, national, and international fora in a capacity different from that of other civil society groups. Latin America's Multicultural Movements is a collectionof empirically-based chapters that advance debates concerning multiculturalism and indigenous and minority group rights in Latin America by looking at the struggle between communitarianism, autonomy, and human rights. Rather than advancing a particular argument for or against multiculturalism, thebook includes contributions from top Latin American scholars with a range of ideological positions to provide a comparative set of perspectives on the issue. While the book addresses highly polemical debates, it does so in a way that moves beyond the ideological clashes that characterize most of the literature and invites readers to explore how multicultural reforms affect people in their everyday lives, as well as in political parties, elected offices,and interest groups. The chapters, which include case studies from Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador, look at the controversial role of the state regarding multicultural rights and discuss whether the state enables or hinders the advancement of multicultural rights.

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Throughout the Americas, indigenous people have been arguing that they should be entitled, as "first peoples," to representation in local, national, and international fora in a capacity different from that of other civil society groups. Latin America's Multicultural Movements is a collectionof empirically-based chapters that advance de...

Todd A. Eisenstadt is Associate Professor and Chair of the Government Department at American University. He is also the author of Politics, Identity and Mexico's Indigenous Rights Movements and Courting Democracy in Mexico. Michael Danielson is a Ph.D. student in government at American University. Jaime Bailon Corres is an independent...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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MULTICULTURAL RIGHTS RECOGNITION IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICETodd A. Eisenstadt: Introduction - Reconciling Liberal Pluralism and Group Rights: A Comparative Perspective on the "Oaxaca Experiment" in Multiculturalism1. Jose Antonio Lucero: Ambivalent Multiculturalisms: Perversity, Futility and Jeopardy in Latin America2. Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor, (translated by Drew McKelvey): Constitutional Multiculturalism in Chiapas and Beyond: Hollow Reforms to Nullify Autonomy RightsMULTICULTURAL AND AUTONOMY MOVEMENTS IN THE ANDES3. Erik Cooke: Uses of Autonomy: The Evolution of Multicultural Discourse in Bolivian Politics4. Miguel Centellas: Bolivia's New Multicultural Constitution: The 2009 Constitution in Historical and Comparative Perspective5. Carmen Martinez Novo: The Crisis of the Indigenous Movement and the Ambiguities in Indigenous Rights in Ecuador in the 21st CenturyMULTICULTURAL AND AUTONOMY MOVEMENTS IN OAXACA, MEXICO6. Victor Leonel Juan Martinez, (translated by Michael S. Danielson): What We Need are New Customs: Multiculturality, Autonomy and Citizenship in Mexico and the Lessons of Oaxaca7. Carlos Sorroza Polo, (translated by Drew McKelvy): Political Subsystems in Oaxaca's Usos y Costumbres Municipalities: An Analysis of the Civil-Religious Service Background of Mayors8. Michael S. Danielson: Community Strength and Customary Law: Explaining Migrant Participation in Indigenous OaxacaTHE STATE AND MULTICULTURAL RIGHTS: ENABLER OR MENACE?9. Shannan Mattiace: Multicultural Reforms for Mexico's 'Tranquil' Indians in Yucatan10. Todd Eisenstadt and Willibald Sonnleitner: Balancing Tensions Between Communitarian and Individual Rights and the Challenges These Present for Multicultural States