SOCI 041C. Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
(Cross-listed as ENVS 033 )
This course provides a sociological look at Indigenous Peoples from the local to the global, including Native Nations (and Tribes) of the U.S., Latin America, the Maori (New Zealand), Adevasi (India), and the many Peoples from East Asia, Africa and Europe. We discuss models for understanding Indigenous struggles in the 21st century, especially in line with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN DRIP), and levels of Sovereignty, Autonomy, and Minority status (world-systems analysis). We pay special attention to Indigenous peoples (tribes) who continue to survive and thrive in a modern world of global climate change, neoliberal capitalist hegemony and extreme cultural domination. The class provides students opportunities to view interdisciplinary global issues - environmental world threats, social change and refugees, hegemonic decline, regional warfare of nation-states, spirituality, food sovereignty - from Indigenous perspectives.
Eligible for ENVS, PEAC, GLBL-core
Fall 2022. Fenelon.
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/sociology-anthropology
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