Part of the series Key Concepts in Indigenous Studies, this book focuses on the concepts that recur in any discussion of nature, culture and society among the indigenous.

This book, the second in a five-volume series, deals with the two key concepts of gender and rights of indigenous peoples from all continents of the world. With contributions from renowned scholars, activists and experts across the globe, it looks at issues of indigenous human rights, gender justice, repression, resistance, resurgence and government policies in Canada, Latin America, North America, Australia, India, Brazil, Southeast Asia and Africa.

Bringing together academic insights and experiences from the ground, this unique book with its wide coverage will serve as a comprehensive guide for students, teachers and scholars of indigenous studies. It will be essential reading for those in gender studies, human rights and law, social and cultural anthropology, tribal studies, sociology and social exclusion studies, religion and theology, cultural studies, literary and postcolonial studies, Third World and Global South studies, as well as activists working with Indigenous communities.

chapter |8 pages


ByG. N. Devy

chapter 2|19 pages

Indigenous rights in Latin America

Repression, resistance, resurgence
ByRebecca K. Root

chapter 3|17 pages

Gender justice and indigenous women in Latin America

ByRosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, Rodrigo Alvarez Hernández

chapter 4|14 pages

Gender in North America

ByPriscilla Settee

chapter 5|46 pages

Indigenous human rights in Canada

ByMichael Keefer

chapter 6|21 pages

Constitutional geographies and cartographies of impunity

Human rights and adivasis/tribes in contemporary India
ByKalpana Kannabiran

chapter 7|19 pages


Gaddi women of Himachal Pradesh, India
ByMolly Kaushal

chapter 8|33 pages

Gender in Australian indigenous literature and Maori and Pacific Island literatures

ByAnne Brewster, Chris Prentice