Reconceiving Rights: An Analysis on Their Declarations, Proposals and Demands

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Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 24)

Abstract

When seeking to comprehend the demands of indigenous women regarding their ‘rights’, it is important to recognise the complex reconceptualisations of the term. This chapter reviews some of the statements and documents produced by indigenous women to discover how the term ‘rights,’ or the phrase ‘my right,’ is reconfigured within the declarations made by organised groups of them. Listening to and recording their own voices, facilitates a closer understanding of how the term is recreated and used in their political and social practices. They say, for example, ‘It is time to act, and time to grab our right with our hand [agarrar con nuestra mano el derecho].’

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre of Psychoethnologic ResearchCuernavacaMexico

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