Indigenous Cultures, Sustainability and Globalization


What does ‘indigenous’ mean in a globalized world? How ‘authenticity’ was and is perceived in colonial and postcolonial imaginary? Is a sustainable development, sensitive to indigenous environmental perceptions possible? The course discusses the main threats and challenges indigenous communities over the world have to deal with, in their struggle for survival and recognition of rights. Through critical sensitive debate and analysis, the course explores contemporary issues and debates of ecological anthropology, anthropology of development as well as the role of indigenous knowledge, practices and perspectives for sustainable development


Objectives

The course aims at analyzing the threats and challenges facing the so-called indigenous cultures in the struggle for survival and recognition of rights.


Prerequisites

No prerequisites.


Syllabus

What does "native" or "indigenous" in the modern globalized world? How determine the "authenticity" of these groups in an existing context of colonial and postcolonial imaginary perception?    Is it possible to sustainable development, ie development that takes into account the ecological environmental perceptions of the different indigenous peoples?

COURSE DETAILS

Level:

Type:

Undergraduate

(A-)


Instructors: Diana Riboli
Department: Department of Social Anthropology
Institution: Panteion University
Subject: Anthropology
Rights: CC - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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