L’elezione del sindaco indigeno; Un caso etnografico all’interno del percorso politico degli indios brasiliani dalla “tutela” alla cittadinanza multiculturale

The 1988 Brazilian Constitution officially decrees the end of the paternalistic “guardianship” policies aimed to control the indigenous peoples and to completely assimilate them. In practice, however, not all the constitutional rights are respected. The ethnographic case of the election of an Indian mayor, in Minas Gerais State, contextualized in the political path followed by the indigenous movement, allows a theoretical reflection about two main issues: the respect of cultural differences and the guarantee of...
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