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Indigenous social movements have become important development actors in recent years. As the targets of "socially inclusive" neoliberal policies and protagonists in global anti-capitalist movements, the position of these social movements in mainstream development is often ambivalent. This ambivalence reflects contradictions between economic neoliberalism and goals of social development as well as different understandings and practices in development-with-identity. We explore the relationship between the institutionalisation of ethnodevelopment and the creation of indigenous experts through indigenous social movements' engagement in popular training that emphasises indigenous knowledge. Drawing on Michael Watt's notion of governable spaces of indigeneity, we examine how institutionalisation is occurring in a range of ways that establish new alliances and cut across scales. Analysing the politics occurring at the development policy interface, we focus on the processes of representation, negotiation and embodiment involved in indigenous professionalisation, as activism shapes "scaled up" policy making. © 2005 Editorial Board of Antipode.
Author(s): Laurie N, Andolina R, Radcliffe S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 28/06/2005
Online publication date: 28/06/2005
ISSN (print): 0066-4812
ISSN (electronic): 1467-8330
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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