Draws together over two decades of research by the author into activism and legal pluralism as practiced and understood by Indigenous women in Latin American countries, analyzing the struggles of indigenous women in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia to secure justice and equal rights. The ethnographic approach taken in the book analyzes activism and legal pluralism at the local, state, and international scales and synthesizes the author's experiences interacting with activists at those different levels. The manuscript draws on critical discourse and feminist theories to address the tensions and struggles indigenous women activists face in Latin America.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction chapter 1. Activist research on justice and indigenous womenś rights chapter 2. Multiple dialogues and struggles for justice: political genealogies of indigenous women chapter 3. Indigenous justices: new spaces of struggle for women chapter 4. From victims to human rights defenders, international litigation and the struggle for justice of indigenous women chapter 5. From the multicultural state to the penal state: incarcerated indigenous women and the criminalization of poverty Final thoughts Appendix 1. Case of Inés Fernández vs México official expertise anthropological report Appendix 2. From the life histories workshop at Atlacholoaya, Morelos Appendix 3. From bitácoras del destierro narrativa de mujeres en prisión Appendix 4. From divinas ausentes. Antología poética de mujeres en reclusión 'La malquerida/The unloved.' Appendix 5. Legal files of indigenous women prisoners in Morelos and Puebla.
KG483.W66 H47 2016
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016.