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dc.contributor.advisorMetz, Brent
dc.contributor.authorSevilla, Ximena
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-29T16:49:30Z
dc.date.available2013-09-29T16:49:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12894
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/12261
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of Amazonian Kichwa organizations from San Martín. I assess the challenges they are facing as they attempt to work together for the Peruvian government's recognition of their territorial rights. Kichwa organizations' efforts to secure their territorial rights constitute the bedrock of their efforts for constructing a common political platform in terms of their linguistic family as Kichwas. For Kichwas it is impossible to separate political rights from territorial rights. I explore the political dynamics of the Kichwa organizations known as federations, each of them politically representing several native communities. In having multiple federations lies the core of the challenges faced by this indigenous group: the more federations there are, the more the ethno-political engagement by the Kichwas but the more fragmented they become. Each one of these federations develops different strategies to deal with regional authorities, municipal mayors, non-governmental organizations, and national political parties.
dc.format.extent95 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.subjectAmazon
dc.subjectGrassroots organizations
dc.subjectKichwas
dc.subjectLand rights
dc.titleKichwa organizations in the Peruvian Amazon: Twelve challenges in their quest for land rights
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberHanson, Allan
dc.contributor.cmtememberHanley, Eric
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineAnthropology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid8086337
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