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Indigenous People and the Roles of Culture, Law and Globalization

Comparing the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Africa

by Kennedy M. Maranga

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2013
Pages: 222
ISBN-10: 1612332676
ISBN-13: 9781612332673
Categories: SociologySocial ScienceLaw & Legal Studies


This book explores the history, culture, rights and the effects of globalization on indigenous people in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Africa from an evaluative and critical perspective. Unlike discipline-based textbooks, this volume seeks to contribute to the social discourse around indigenousness and to engage readers in a shared sense of humanity and empowerment for these groups of individuals. Among the issues addressed are: who indigenous people are, culture and colonization, self-determination, the impact of legal theory and judicial decisions, land rights, poverty, lack of healthcare, international human rights law, tourism, treaties, and globalization. The book concludes by addressing what it means to be an indigenous person in the 21st century, and calling upon policymakers to recognize the importance of preserving indigenous people’s territories, languages, cultures and collective rights.

About the Author

Dr. K. Momanyi Maranga is a researcher and scholar who has practiced law, worked in various positions in the private and public sector, and served as a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, Park University, University of Phoenix, American Public University, and Colorado Technical University.