This volume Studies in Law, Politics and Society contains a symposium on indigenous peoples in Latin America. It examines the ways rights are negotiated between those groups and the states in which they live. The articles in the symposium show the different ways the complex politics of rights play out in Latin American nations. They ask us to consider the way context is reflected in the political and legal life of indigenous peoples, and they consider various theoretical paradigms for understanding rights.
Table of Contents Part I: SYMPOSIUM: NEGOTIATING RIGHTS BETWEEN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND STATES IN LATIN AMERICA INTRODUCTION Kathleen M. Sullivan & Sandra Brunnegger INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CHILE: THE QUEST TO BECOME A CONSTITUTIONAL ENTITY Jorge Contesse, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile BUILDING MAYAN AUTHORITY AND AUTONOMY: THE RECOVERYA" OF INDIGENOUS LAW IN POST-PEACE GUATEMALA Rachel Sieder, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Mexico City and Michelsen Institute, Bergen LEGAL IMAGINARIES: RECOGNIZING INDIGENOUS LAW IN COLOMBIA Sandra Brunnegger, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, UK REORGANIZING INDIGENOUS-STATE RELATIONS IN CHILE: PROGRAMA ORAiGENES AND PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE Kathleen M. Sullivan, California State University Los Angeles, California, USA Part II: GENERAL ARTICLES RACIAL SPECTACLES: PROMOTING A COLORBLIND AGENDA THROUGH DIRECT DEMOCRACY Angelique M. Davis and Rose Ernst, Seattle University, Washington, USA NORBERTO BOBBIO (1909-2004) AND LAW: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE Teresa Chataway, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia