Indigeneity and autochthony: a couple of false twins?

Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J. and Gibb, R. (2011) Indigeneity and autochthony: a couple of false twins? Social Anthropology, 19(2), pp. 135-142. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2011.00144.x)

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The term indigenous tends to be used for people who are already marginalised, while autochthonous is generally reserved for people who are dominant in a given area but fear future marginalisation. Anthropologists often sympathise with the former, while being highly critical of the latter, although a bitter debate opposes opponents and proponents of indigeneity and autochthony. We argue that the implicit criteria used in this debate need to be discussed explicitly if one wants to escape from the dead end in which the discussion finds itself today.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gausset, Dr Quentin and Kenrick, Dr Justin and Gibb, Dr Robert
Authors: Gausset, Q., Kenrick, J., and Gibb, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Social Anthropology
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1469-8676
Published Online:27 May 2011

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