New World of Indigenous Resistance (Open Media)
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Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine their cultural sovereignty, language, and traditions? According to Lois Meyer an...more
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Published May 1st 2010 by City Lights Publishers (first published 2010)
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Grace O'Keeffe
A must for any radical "educator", student, or anyone related to the education field. Presented in a dialogue fashion, commentators respond to ideas and notions put forth by Chomsky. My particular favorite commentary is "Beyond Education", for it reveals the misnomer of "indigenous education" and reveals a very real need to decolonize our most intimate minds. Indigenous populations see living as learning, and this compulsory education system we've set up here is a structure created and enforced...more
Apr 26, 2012 Natalie marked it as to-read
I just started this book and finished the beginning interviews. I LOVE it so far. Noam Chomsky is super interesting in his critique of the Western educational system, for starters. Can't wait to keep reading.
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"This book is unique, thought-provoking and inspiring. The voices included in this edited collection, most of them unheard in mainstream Western academia, not only denounce the crimes committed against Indigenous peoples, but also reflect decades of Indigenous struggle, resistance, hope and commitment. . . . This book speaks to students, teachers, administrators and researchers from different disciplines and invites them to work together and follow the exemplary struggles of Indigenous peoples i...more
When is multiculturalism a bad thing? Could the answer have anything to do with literature? The new book, New World of Indigenous Resistance, examines this concept in a way that not only fascinates but educates.

The book focuses on South America’s regions, and has a series of essays discussing issues that face an area largely unknown by those in the U.S. Usually we only hear of earthquakes or small regional clashes that mean nothing to us, but there’s far more to explore. Author and historian No...more
David Spencer
This amazing book gives me more hope for a bottom-up, equitable, inclusive, non-Western orientation to populist, local/decentralized educational movements. The level of participatory involvement in the communalidad described herein stirs in me such a swelling of anti-capitalist sentiment, but in the least negatively minded possible way. Bitterness and frustration are the most common anti-capitalist sentiments, in my experience, and to see such a brilliant light shining with such vibrant construc...more
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. H...more
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