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Native and National in Brazil (excerpt)
(2013)
  • Tracy Devine Guzmán
Abstract
In Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence Tracy Devine Guzmán examines the contested process of constructing Indianness from Brazil’s independence to the present. Engaging issues ranging from citizenship and national security to the revolutionary potential of art and sustainable development, Devine Guzmán argues that the tensions between popular renderings of Indianness and lived Indigenous experiences are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of a Brazilian Indigenous movement, on the other. In the following excerpt from the epilogue, she discusses contemporary Indigenous assertions of sovereignty and self-representation, especially in the context of opposition to the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam
Keywords
  • Belo Monte,
  • Brazilian indigenous movement,
  • hydroelectric dams,
  • Native sovereignty
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Citation Information
Tracy Devine Guzmán. Native and National in Brazil (excerpt). (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tracydevineguzman/31/