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Author Jung, Courtney, 1965-

Title The moral force of indigenous politics : critical liberalism and the Zapatistas / Courtney Jung.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.1197072 JUNG    DUE 11-11-19
Physical description xiii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Contemporary political theory.
Contemporary political theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-346) and index.
Contents 1. Stepping behind the claims of culture: constructing identities, constituting politics -- 2. Internal colonialism in Mexican state formation -- 3. "The politics of small things" -- 4. From peasant to indigenous: shifting the parameters of politics -- 5. The politics of indigenous rights -- 6. Critical liberalism -- Appendix. Tables - indigenous population.
Summary "Tracing the political origins of the Mexican indigenous rights movement, from the colonial encounter to the Zapatista uprising, and from Chiapas to Geneva, Courtney Jung locates indigenous identity in the history of Mexican state formation. She argues that indigenous identity is not an accident of birth but a political achievement that offers a new voice to many of the world's poorest and most dispossessed. As a result, the book shows that privatizing or protecting such groups is a mistake and develops a theory of critical liberalism that commits democratic government to active engagement with the claims of culture. This book will appeal to scholars and students of political theory, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology studying multiculturalism and the politics of culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of Mexico -- Politics and government.
Minorities -- Mexico.
Multiculturalism -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Ethnic relations.
Mexico -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9780521878760 (hardback)
0521878764 (hardback)
9780521703475 (paperback)
0521703476 (paperback)