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Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 4)

Abstract

This is the third of three volumes in this series containing essays written by Rodolfo Stavenhagen over a period of 50 years. In this volume, devoted to critical issues related to the general topic of peasants, culture and indigenous peoples, the author discusses a number of propositions, as they were formulated at the time, regarding peasant societies, rural development, cultural policies, racism, social inequality, and the human rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, and he suggests alternative approaches to an understanding of new social forces that resist traditional forms of domination and hegemonic views of development policies. In the last four chapters he draws on his experience as United Nations special rapporteur on the human rights of indigenous peoples, a task he carried out during the first decade of this century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Sociological StudiesEl Colegio de MexicoMexicoMexico

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