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Huichol Territory and the Mexican Nation: Indigenous Ritual, Land Conflict, and Sovereignty Claims

Huichol Territory and the Mexican Nation: Indigenous Ritual, Land Conflict, and Sovereignty Claims (Paperback)

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The Huichol (Wixarika) people claim a vast expanse of Mexico's western Sierra Madre and northern highlands as a territory called kiekari, which includes parts of the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas, and San Luis Potosi. This territory forms the heart of their economic and spiritual lives. But indigenous land struggle is a central fact of Mexican history, and in this fascinating new work Paul Liffman expands our understanding of it. Drawing on contemporary anthropological theory, he explains how Huichols assert their sovereign rights to collectively own the 1,500 square miles they inhabit and to practice rituals across the 35,000 square miles where their access is challenged. Liffman places current access claims in historical perspective, tracing Huichol communities' long-term efforts to redress the inequitable access to land and other resources that their neighbors and the state have imposed on them.Liffman writes that ""the cultural grounds for territorial claims were what the people I wanted to study wanted me to work on."" Based on six years of collaboration with a land-rights organization, interviews, and participant observation in meetings, ceremonies, and extended stays on remote rancherias, Huichol Territory and the Mexican Nation analyzes the sites where people define Huichol territory. The book's innovative structure echoes Huichols' own approach to knowledge and examines the nation and state, not just the community. Liffman's local, regional, and national perspective informs every chapter and expands the toolkit for researchers working with indigenous communities. By describing Huichols' ceremonially based placemaking to build a theory of ""historical territoriality,"" he raises provocative questions about what ""place"" means for native peoples worldwide.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsProperty lawLand & real estate lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoples Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 01/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9780816531219  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul M. Liffman is a professor at the Center for Anthropological Studies at the Colegio de Michoacan and a member of the National Research System of Mexico. He has worked as a consultant and translator for the Wixarika exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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