Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937–1988

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September 2001



How the Xavante Indians have reshaped the Brazilian government's policies of nationalism and assimiliation.


Introduction - Indians and the nation-state in Brazil; "the base of our national character" - Indians and the Estado Novo, 1937-1945; "pacifying" the Xavante - 1941-1966; "the father of the family provoking opposition" - state efforts to remake the Xavante, 1946-1961; "noble gestures of independence and pride" - land policies in Mato Grosso, 1946-1964; "Brazilindians" - accommodation with Waradzu, 1950-1964; "where the earth touches the sky" - new horizons for indigenous policy under early military rule, 1964-1972; the exiles return, 1972-1980; the Xavante project, 1978-1988.


Seth Garfield is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.


"A pioneering analysis of Brazilian government policy toward the indigenous population from the standpoint of contemporary history. Garfield goes beyond the sensationalism which characterizes so much criticism of government policy to provide a thoughtful, well-balanced, and highly revealing study."-Thomas E. Skidmore, author of Brazil: Five Centuries of Change [*We're also expecting a blurb from Barbara Weinstein. For some reason she was discussed as a "non-reader" blurber in the launch, so we asked her to write one instead of excerpting from her report. (She was one of 6 readers, I now see.) SETH wd. like to see it when it comes in!]
EAN: 9780822326656
ISBN: 0822326655
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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