The Double Binds of Indigeneity and Indigenous Resistance
AbstractDuring the twentieth century, indigenous peoples have often embraced the category of indigenous while also having to face the ambiguities and limitations of this concept. Indigeneity, whether represented by indigenous people themselves or others, tends to face a “double bind”, as defined by Gregory Bateson, in which “no matter what a person does, he can’t win.” One exit strategy suggested by Bateson is meta-communication—communication about communication—in which new solutions emerge from a questioning of system-internal assumptions. We offer case studies from Ecuador, Peru and Alaska that chart some recent indigenous experiences and strategies for such scenarios. View Full-Text
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Ludlow, F.; Baker, L.; Brock, S.; Hebdon, C.; Dove, M.R. The Double Binds of Indigeneity and Indigenous Resistance. Humanities 2016, 5, 53.
Ludlow F, Baker L, Brock S, Hebdon C, Dove MR. The Double Binds of Indigeneity and Indigenous Resistance. Humanities. 2016; 5(3):53.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ludlow, Francis; Baker, Lauren; Brock, Samara; Hebdon, Chris; Dove, Michael R. 2016. "The Double Binds of Indigeneity and Indigenous Resistance." Humanities 5, no. 3: 53.
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