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What does Globalization mean for Indigenous peoples? What effect will increased contact with the outside world have on already marginalized peoples?

Date Submitted: 02/27/2002 14:04:13
Category: / Social Sciences / Politics
Length: 10 pages (2741 words)
Globalization is the catchword of the twentieth and twenty first century. In essence it refers to a market driven force which propagates the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders to all peoples. But what does this mean for Indigenous peoples? As it is the indigenous people who already suffer the most discrimination and face the most disadvantage economically, socially, politically, culturally and environmentally. What effect will increased contact with the outside world have on …
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…pp. 347-349. Smith, Claire. & Ward, Graeme K. 2000. Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World. Allen & Unwin: Australia. Tomlinson, John. 1999. Globalization and Culture. Polity Press: Cambridge. United Nations. The Progress Report: Globalization vs Heterogeneity. Retrieved 19 Oct 01 from the World Wide Web: http://www.progress.org/global02.htm. Waters, Malcolm. 1995. Globalization. Routledge: London. Wilmer, Franke. 1993. The Indigenous Voice in World Politics. Sage: USA. Appendix A: Effect of Ecological and Cultural Change On Indigenous Health. (Bodley 1988:224&227)
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