Indigenous Conflict in Bolivia Explored through an African Lens: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Indigeneity

Andrew Canessa
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History, March 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0010417518000063

Indigeneity in Africa and Latin America

What is it about?

This article looks at the similarities between indigenous discourses in Africa and Latin America, especially Bolivia. It offers a new way of thinking about indigeneity comparatively and argues that different modes of indigeneity are different ways of relating to the state.

Why is it important?

There are many, often confusing, ways to think about various discourses about indigenous people. This article offers a framework for comparing indigeneities without resorting to essentialisms.

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