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Women’s Rights and Sovereignty/Autonomy

Negotiating Gender in Indigenous Justice Spaces

Shannon Speed, María Teresa Sierra, Lynn Stephen, Jessica Johnson, and Heike Schaumberg

In recent years in both the United States and Latin America, indigenous peoples have taken increasing control over local justice, creating indigenous courts and asserting more autonomy in the administration of justice in their tribes, regions, or communities. New justice spaces, such as the Chickasaw District Courts in Oklahoma and the Zapatista Good Governance Councils in Chiapas, work to resolve conflict based largely on indigenous ‘customs and traditions.’ Many of the cases brought before these local legal bodies are domestic cases that directly involve issues of gender, women’s rights and culture. Yet the relationship between ‘indigenous traditions’ and women’s rights has been a fraught one. This forum article considers how these courts emerged in the context of neoliberalism and whether they provide new venues for indigenous women to pursue their rights and to challenge gendered social norms or practices that they find oppressive.

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Rebecca M. Schreiber

artists collaborated with members of displaced Indigenous communities, differently-abled people, street youth, members of autonomous communities, Zapatistas, Central American migrants and refugees, and other groups. In 2013, as part of E.D.E.L.O.- Migrante

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Mercedes González de la Rocha and Agustín Escobar Latapí

constants, however, are the girls’ tenacity, and their being enrolled in the program. Carmina is a Tojolabal girl from Las Margaritas, a Zapatista enclave in Chiapas. She is the last of eight children. In her community, education for women is perceived as “a

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Physically Distant – Socially Intimate

Reflecting on Public Performances of Resistance in a Pandemic Situation

Marion Hamm

Yonka refers to the Zapatistas’ Second Declaration of Reality for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism, August 1996. She and Pablita had been part of the alter-globalisation movement, where this declaration was frequently referenced. 2 The FBU video

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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

, April 16 . https://consortiumnews.com/2020/04/16/covid-19-confucius-is-winning-the-coronavirus-war/ . Grosfoguel , Ramón . 2012 . “ Decolonizing Western Uni-Versalisms: Decolonial Pluri-Versalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas

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Whose Reality Counts?

Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists

Reddi Sekhara Yalamala

.4135/9788132104339 Joshi , P. C. (ed.) ( 2007 ), The Great Rebellion of 1857 ( Delhi : National Book Trust ). Kalla , A. K. and P.C. Joshi (eds.) ( 2004 ), Tribal Health and Medicines ( New Delhi : Concept Pub. Co ). Khasnabish , A. ( 2010 ), Zapatistas

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

been grounded in a skepticism – even fear and horror – regarding the masses and their political empowerment. Real democracy, he advocates, is found in rural communities in Africa and Brazil, on pirate ships and among Zapatistas, in ‘all the places where

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Horizontal and vertical politics

Strategic uses of abajo and arriba in the construction of the Venezuelan socialist State

Stefano Boni

policies as conveyed in this poster sympathetic with Zapatista mobilization: “where those above destroy, we flourish below” ( figure 7 ). Being underground has taken an ambivalent symbolism, combining marginality with the capacity to elaborate hidden

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Civilization as the Undesired World

Radical Environmentalism and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis

Stine Krøijer

. Rus , Jan , Rosalva A. Hernández Castillo , and Shannan L. Mattiace , eds. 2003 . Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion . Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield . Sargisson , Lucy . 2012