Disputed Land, Contested Knowledge

Laying Ground for a Global Theory of Indigenous Reterritorializations across the Americas

  • Irène Hirt Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne
Keywords: indigenous peoples, North America, South America, reterritorializations, history, mapping, collaborative research

Abstract

This paper is a fi rst step towards theorizing indigenous reterritorializations across the Americas through a relational and contextual approach of indigeneity and territory. I argue that struggles for land, territory and natural resources come with the decolonization of knowledge and representations. While these processes are expressed through the mapping of territory and the rewriting of history, they are also inducing an evolving relationship between indigenous peoples and researchers towards collaborative research practices.

Author Biography

Irène Hirt, Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne

Irène Hirt est docteure en géographie de l’Université de Genève, chercheure au CNRS (Laboratoire Passages, UMR 5319, Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne, France).

 

 

Published
2017-05-01
How to Cite
Hirt, Irène. 2017. “Disputed Land, Contested Knowledge: Laying Ground for a Global Theory of Indigenous Reterritorializations across the Americas”. TSANTSA – Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association 22 (May):112-22. https://doi.org/10.36950/tsantsa.2017.22.7356.
Section
Research Articles