9557 - Indigenous Resistances to Globalization and the Location of Theory - This course will delineate theoretical alternatives to a monolithic theory of globalization, based on resistances from the margins documented by cross-cultural ethnographic exemplars. The ethnographic focus (with selected readings to serve as case studies) will be on indigenous peoples around the world, particularly nomadic hunters and gatherers, who exist as minorities within nation-states but aspire to retain their cultural and sociopolitical autonomy. Such voices from the margins challenge both the values and inevitability of globalization as usually theorized (Samuel Huntington, Michael Hardt). The critical position specified ethnographically also provides a location for theory more generally (Deleuze and Guattari, Rosi Braidotti, James Clifford, Johannes Fabian).
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