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The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples. Spectacle or Politics ?

Abstract : This book is concerned with the ways in which Indigenous peoples express their cultural and social identities in art and politics. Based on field research and practical initiatives with Indigenous peoples in Australia, Oceania, Asia and Siberia, it provides chapters on contemporary creative and political practices. The authors, who include young anthropologists and artists, explore a range of performative and artistic contexts in which Indigenous people work to legitimate their singular existences through the networks they form with others. Their art, music, dance and ritual provide new and emergent forms of indigeneity, and are woven into political strategies for making their cultures travel across the world. 1. Between Spectacle and Politics: Indigenous Singularities Barbara Glowczewski Part One - The Paradigm of Indigenous Australians 2. Nomads But "Anchored": Desert People and Kimberley People Stéphane Lacam-Gitareu 3. The Genealogy of Dialogue: Fieldwork Stories from Arnhem Land Jessica De Largy Healy 4. The Resounding of a Plane Crash: Articulating Gender Relations in a Festival Performance of the Aeroplane Dance in Borroloola, Australia Anke Tonnaer 5. Two Intercultural Stagings with the Yolngu and the Kija: The Representation of Relations Martin Préaud 6. "You Can't Keep it to Yourself ": Indigenous Australian Artistic Strategies in France, 1983-2006 Arnaud Morvan 7. Urban Strategies and Artistic Performances Géraldine Le Roux 8. Shake-a-Leg: Aboriginal Festivals and the International Stage Wayne Jowandi Barker Part Two - Interpretation and Reappropriation: From the Exotic to the Inalienable 9. Dancing with the Flow: Political Undercurrents at the 9th Festival of Pacific Arts, Palau 2004 Barbara Glowczewski & Rosita Henry 10. The First South Pacific Festival of Arts Revisited: Producing Authenticity and the Banaban Case Wolfgang Kempf 11. Kastom on Stage is not Staged Custom: Reflections on the First Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival Jari Kupiainen 12. The Forest, the Warrior and the Dancers: Staging the Question of Indigenous Peoples in India Alexandre Soucaille 13. From Good Fortune to Khanty Identity: The Bear Games Dominique Samson Normand de Chambourg 14. Creative Networks: The Poetic Politics of Indigeneity Rosita Henry "This is the first work to take performance and performativity really seriously in indigenous studies. These essays make visible complex negotiations of identity, power and place that completely revise received ideas of circumscribed, backward looking natives. Indigeneity here is all about mobility and inventiveness -- concrete, difficult engagements with power and possibility at local, national, regional, and global scales. It is an active process of both staying grounded and going somewhere in post-modernity." - Professor James Clifford University of California, Santa Cruz
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Barbara Glowczewski, Rosita Henry, Jessica de Largy Healy, Arnaud Morvan, Martin Préaud, et al.. The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples. Spectacle or Politics ?. The Bardwell Press (Oxford), pp.289, 2011. ⟨halshs-00637613⟩



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