Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3, July-September

From Cyberspace to Offline Communities: Indigenous Peoples and Global Connectivity
This article examines how indigenous peoples use two unique spaces of a globalizing world--cyberspace and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues--to make their claims, foment alliances, and assert their right of self-determination....
Indigenous Political Organizations and the Nation-State: Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico
The growing visibility of indigenous political organizations and activism in Latin America has a variety of claims and methods to interrelate with the state and organized civil society. These claims are framed within the logic of development...
Introduction: Indigenous Politics-Migration, Citizenship, Cyberspace
The articles in this, the one of three special issues of Alternatives on the theme of indigenous politics in the globalizing world, deal with important questions: How are the flows of people and ideas as well as the institutions to manage them...
Performances of Power: Indigenous Cultural Festivals as Globally Engaged Cultural Strategy
This article situates the phenomenon of indigenous cultural festivals in the context of globalization. It sees indigenous cultural performances as an assertion of rights and a call to recognition, while also embodying performative ethics that...
Reformation of Taiwanese Indigenousness and Transmigration to China
Several of the arguments made in this article rarely appear in the existing literature of indigenousness. First, that the nature of indigenousness may not be stable. This article examines the formation and reformation process of Taiwanese indigenousness...
The Children of 1990
In June 1990, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) led a massive uprising against their social, economic, and political marginalization. The protest altered the political landscape of Ecuador and gave that country...
The Zapatista Social Movement: Innovation and Sustainability
The 1994 Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico, illustrates " glocal" resistance to the neoliberal world order. While rooted in indigenous communities, the rebellion is best understood not in terms of essentialist identities but rather as an...
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