The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities
This course addresses the human rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, taking up contemporary tensions such as religious, social and political conditions, between national sovereignty and collective and individual rights, as well as questions of identity. Significant emphasis is placed on the arguments that have been asserted by actual minority groups.
Anaya, S. James, 2004. Indigenous Peoples in International Law, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press. (380 pp.)
Bodley, John H., 2015. Victims of Progress. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield (395 pp.).
Kymlicka, Will (1995) Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press (280 pp.).
Niezen, Ronald (2003) The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press (100 pp.).
Anaya, S. James (2009) “The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination in the Post-Declaration Era”. In, C. Charters & R. Stavenhagen (eds.). Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Copenhagen: IWGIA, Document No. 127, pp. 184-199 (15 pp.).
Asch, Michael and Samson, Colin, et al., 2004. “Dialogue on the Return of the Native”. Current Anthropology, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 261-267 (7 pp.)
Bowen, John R., 2000. ”Should We have a universal concept of indigenous peoples’ rights?. Anthropology Today, vol. 16, No. 4 pp. 12-16 (5 pp.). Available at JSTOR. Note that this requires that you create an account at JSTOR.
Engle, Karen, 2011. On Fragile Architecture: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Human Rights (23 pp) European Journal of International Law, vol. 22, No. 1, pp.141-163. Available at www.ejil.org/search.php
Johansson Dahre, Ulf, 2008. The Politics of Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples and the Conflict on Collective Human Rights”, The International Journal of Human Rights, (2008) vol. 12 , no 1, pp. 41-52. (12 pp.)
Kenrick, Justin & Lewis, Jerome, 2004. “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Politics of the Term Indigenous”. Anthropology Today, vol.20, no 2, s 4-9 (6 pp.). Available at JSTOR. Note that this requires that you create an account at JSTOR.
Kipuri, Naomi (2009) “The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the African Context”. ”. In, C. Charters & R. Stavenhagen (eds.). Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Copenhagen: IWGIA, Document No. 127, pp.252-263 (11 pp.). Avaliable at: Link
Kuper, Adam, 2003. “The Return of the Native”. Current Anthropology, vol 44, No. 3, pp. 388-402. (15 pp.)
Roy, Chandra K (2009). “Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Rights and Development Challenges”. In, C. Charters & R. Stavenhagen (eds.). Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Copenhagen: IWGIA, Document No. 127, pp.216-231 (15 pp.).
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina (2017) “Exploring extractive violence on indigenous country”. Umeå University: Centre for Sami Studies, pp. 33-42 (9 pp.). Available at www.diva-portal.org
Totten, Samuel, William S. Parson & Robert K. Hitchcock (2002) “Confronting Genocide and Ethnocide of Indigenous Peoples: An InterdisciplinarynApproach to Definition, Intervention, Prevention and Advocacy”. In. A.L. Hinton (ed.) Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 54-91 (37 pp.).
Total pages: 1.295
IWGIA (2020) The Indigenous World. Copenhagen: IWGIA (784 pages)
Johansson Dahre, Ulf (2020, 2:a uppl.) The International Discourse on Indigenous Peoples: A Compilation of Legal and Political Texts. Lund: Palmkrons förlag (560 pages)
Additional Legal cases, 100 pages
Literature last revised on October 5, 2020.
The schedule is available at the latest one month before the course starts. We do not recommend that you print the schedule as some changes may happen.
GradesA = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, Fx = Insufficient, F = Insufficient
- Written examination
Godkända kurser för en kandidatexamen i teologi/religionsvetenskap, 180 hp, där minst 150 hp utgörs av teologi/religionsvetenskap eller motsvarande. Dessutom kunskaper i engelska motsvarande kraven för grundläggande behörighet.
- Completion of a course requires a minimum of 80% attendance at lectures and 100% attendance at seminars/group work and other assignments. Absence beyond that can be compensated by supplementing assignment(s) if the instructor finds it possible. In case of an absence of 50% or more, the course is considered as interrupted, even if assignments have been completed.
- Students have the opportunity to take the exam according to the original course syllabus within two years after the course. If there are special reasons, such a re-examination can also take place later. Normally, teaching is not given according to an older syllabus. The possibility of exemption shall be decided by the president or vice president.
- If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.
Established by Subject Representative College at Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm on March 22, 2011.
Last revised on February 19, 2020.