Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples (2nd Edition.)

Edited By: Sharlotte Neely, PhD


Within Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples (2nd Edition), Dr. Sharlotte Neely (Professor of Anthropology and Director, Native American Studies, Northern Kentucky University) has put together an impressive examination pertaining to the survival strategies employed by Indigenous peoples, within the world’s most advanced nations, in order to discern how Native peoples have maintained their traditional culture, language, sacred lands, and identity.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-926476-17-9
    Price: $35.00
    Binding: Paperback
    Date: 2017
    Rights: World
    Pages: 288
    Size: 6″ x 9″

  • Table of Contents

    Map of the Fourth World

    PART I: Overview
    By: Sharlotte Neely, PhD

    PART II: Indigenous Peoples in the Developed First World: Fourth World Peoples
    Native North Americans of the USA, Canada, and Greenland (Denmark)
    By: Mark Q. Sutton, PhD

    Australian Aborigines
    By: Robert Tonkinson, PhD

    Native Hawaiians of the USA
    By: ‘Umi Perkins, PhD

    The Māori of New Zealand
    By: Margaret Mutu, PhD

    The Ainu of Japan
    By: Jeffry Gayman, PhD

    Taiwanese Aborigines
    By: Yuan-Chao Tung, PhD

    The Sámi of Norway, Sweden, and Finland
    By: Dikka Storm, PhD

    The Basques of Spain and France
    By: Xabier Irujo, PhD

    The Bretons of France
    By: Michael J. Simonton, PhD

    PART III: Indigenous Peoples in the Less Developed Second and Third Worlds
    The San of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
    By: Robert Hitchcock, PhD., & Maria Sapignoli, PhD

    The Yanomami of Venezuela
    By: Douglas W. Hume, PhD

    About the Authors

  • Sharlotte Neely, PhD

    Sharlotte Neely, PhD is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Native American Studies at Northern Kentucky University

  • I highly recommend Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples. This timely book provides a variety of perspectives on the struggles Indigenous peoples face globally as we strive to maintain our language, culture and history against the continuous onslaught of colonialism, racism, capitalism, and neoliberalism. It explores the connections between Indigenous peoples and sheds light on the potential implications and prospects for the eradication of Indigenous culture and people by global forces, while addressing places where change and hope exist. A key aspect of the book is the relationship that Indigenous people share with our relatives on Mother Earth—with whom we often do not have contact, and how we are connected through our collective histories. In this time of increasingly intertwined global nation states, economies and national interests, this book offers readers an opportunity to take a second look at the relationship Indigenous people have with our own traditions and oral history.

    Michael Hankard, PhD

    Assistant Professor & Chair
    Department of Indigenous Studies
    University of Sudbury

    Sharlotte Neely’s second edition of her edited volume Native Nations: The Survival of Fourth World Peoples provides a compelling and engaging series of case studies from across the world. This volume is transdisciplinary in scope and the authors come from a range of fields including cultural anthropology, linguistics, history, geography, and political science. Several of the authors are Indigenous minorities who bring rare yet extremely important insider perspectives to these chapters. Moreover, the text directly addresses critical real world issues of culture change, decolo¬nization, social justice, and Indigenous identity. Similar to the first edition, but even more expansive in scope, the chapters in this book explore groups of Indigenous minorities from seventeen geographic areas including: the United States, Canada, Greenland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Venezuela, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. What these Fourth World peoples have in common is that they live in the so-called “First World” and the authors of each chapter examine some of the complexity inherent in the unique social, cultural, and historical situations. The book’s format allows the reader to compare and contrast similarities and differences in historical context, politics, economics, social expression, and strategies for survival.I expect that the explanations of structural violence and varied Indigenous responses of cultural revival, including education and language revitalization will be both relevant and well received by students who read this book. This book is valuable as an overview and in parts, where individual chapters are appropriate for a range of university level courses. The second edition of Professor Neely’s book brings a positive contribution to social science literature focused on Indigenous minorities and their struggles as each section ends with a discussion of the future. This provides the reader with a better understanding of the way that Native peoples have come to embrace and express their identity. A strong message in these chapters is one of hope, revitalization and continuity in pride and survival.

    Sharyn Jones, PhD

    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    Chair of Sociology, Anthropology & Philosophy
    Northern Kentucky University