Anthropology and Indigenism

by Gilberto López y Rivas
“If anthropology as a science emerged closely linked with colonialism and efforts to impose capitalism, in Mexico, the anthropological discipline has developed in its relationship with State indigenism.”

The Neo-Indigenism of the 4T

Today as in the past, and despite the fact that this director is Mixe, the INPI, as a bureaucratic apparatus of the State, imposes indigenist policies on the peoples as an objectively oppressive, manipulative, and corrosive force and, now carries out counterinsurgency tasks and conflict management for the recolonization of the territories, in the name, once again, of progress and development.

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