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The Indian Movements in Latin America: A Historical Reversal

Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) Open Seminar Series

In a world dominated by the markets as well as by the neo-communitarian forces and violence, the Indian struggles in Latin America are among the few movements, which combine social conflict, cultural projects and democratic aims. Today they constitute, in a great number of Latin-American societies, the main, if not the only social movement. Through them a historical reversal of the Indian issue is operating: from dependence to emancipation; from passive resistance, withdrawal or fruitless uprising to long-term, organised, collective action; from the duplication of tradition to the production of new social links and a new vision; from shame to self esteem; from internalised racism to assertion of equality in difference.

Presented by Yvon Le Bot, sociologist, is a member of the CADIS-Centre d'analyse et d'intervention sociologiques (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales/Centre national de la recherche scientifique).

Speaker: Yvon Le Bot
Venue: CRER Common Room 0.52-0.53, Ground floor, Social Studies Building, University of Warwick
Date: 18/01/05
Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

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