New World of Indigenous Resistance

New World of Indigenous Resistance
Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America

Reader comment | Sep 19, 2010, Michael
New World of Indigenous Resistance, edited by Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado Alvarado, is a powerful and moving account of the struggle for self-determination. World-renowned linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky provides insightful perspectives on the homogenizing effects of "western" educational practices on the Peoples of North, Central, and South America. Yet, as one quickly finds, Chomsky's distanced comments pale in comparison to the always respectful, but profoundly knowing...more
Reader comment | Aug 24, 2010, Victoria Restler
New World of Indigenous Resistance is a "hemispheric conversation among equals." There are twenty-two essays by Latin American academics and practitioners gathered in this volume edited by Benjamin Maldonado and Lois Meyer. Each essay is a response to a series of interviews between Meyer, an American linguist with long experience in indigenous Mexico, and Noam Chomsky. The interviews originate with issues of indigenous education and social movements and examine many topics including state...more
Reader comment | Jul 17, 2010, J. L. Santana
"New World of Indigenous Resistance," by Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado, has given us an opportune and important dialogue with Noam Chomsky and many activists and scholars from the Americas. I would like to contribute some thoughts as for this book. I was born and raised as a monolingual Spanish speaker in Ecuador. I was educated in an elite all-boys Catholic school until 8th grade. I knew that Ecuador and all the countries in America were multilingual and multicultural, but my world was...more