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Language of the Land Books

  • Autor: Leslie A. Ray
  • Editor: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (I
  • Relaese Date: 01 July 2007
  • ISBN: 8791563372
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 291 pages
  • File Size: 16MB
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Description Language of the Land de Leslie A. Ray:

This is the first book in English to examine the contemporary Mapuche: their culture, their struggle for autonomy within the modern-day nation state, their religion, language, and distinct identity. Leslie Ray looks back over the history of relations between the Mapuche and the Argentine and Chilean states, and examines issues of ethnicity, biodiversity, and bio-piracy in Mapuche lands today, their struggle for rights over natural resources, and the impact of tourism and neoliberalism.

The Mapuche of what is today southern Chile and Argentina were the first and only indigenous peoples on the continent to have their sovereignty legally recognized by the Spanish empire, and their reputation for ferocity and bravery was legendary among the Spanish invaders. Their sense of communal identity and personal courage has forged among the Mapuche a strong instinct for self-preservation over the centuries. Today their struggle continues: neither Chile nor Argentina specifically recognize the rights of indigenous peoples. In recent years disputes over land rights, particularly in Chile, have provoked fierce protests from the Mapuche. In both countries, policies of assimilation have had a disastrous effect on the Mapuche language and cultural integrity. Even so, in recent years the Mapuche have managed a remarkable cultural and political resurgence, in part through a tenacious defense of their ancestral lands and natural resources against marauding multinationals, which has catapulted them to regional and international attention.

"Leslie Ray" has been a freelance translator since the mid 1980s. He has translated a number of books from Italian and Spanish in the fields of architecture, design, and art history. A regular visitor to Argentina since the late eighties, he has worked actively with Mapuche organizations there since the late 1990s. In addition to his work on the Mapuche, he has also published articles on Argentine social, indigenous, and language-related issues for publications as diverse as "History Today" and "The Linguist." Information regarding the writer can not be identified or perhaps continues to be eradicated on the ask for with the article author. You may can be thinking about some other books because of the Leslie A. Ray. We had been capable to collect a lot of the almost all iformatsii for you. Pertaining to writers: web site will not include general public gain access to your own books on the internet pages merely opening information regarding the publication. If you find that our site is actually infringing, please email united states about this and if you're the article writer of such books, we'll quickly remove web sites from web page.


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