Gerald Roche

Gerald Roche is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University. His research looks at issues of language endangerment, maintenance and revitalisation. He has conducted extensive research in Tibet, examining the predicament of the region’s minority languages. His recent publications include the Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization (Routledge, 2018) and Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English (Open Book Publishers, 2017).

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Indigenous Efflorescence »

Beyond Revitalisation in Sapmi and Ainu Mosir

Indigenous efflorescence refers to the surprising economic prosperity, demographic increase and cultural renaissance currently found amongst many Indigenous communities around the world. This book moves beyond a more familiar focus on ‘revitalisation’ to situate these developments within their broader political and economic contexts. The materials in this volume also examine the everyday practices and subjectivities of Indigenous efflorescence and how these exist in tension with ongoing colonisation of Indigenous lands, and the destabilising impacts of global neoliberal capitalism. Contributions to this volume include both research articles and shorter case studies, and are drawn from amongst the Ainu and Sami (Saami/Sámi) peoples (in Ainu Mosir in northern Japan, and Sapmi in northern Europe, respectively). This volume will be of use to scholars working on contemporary Indigenous issues, as well as to Indigenous peoples engaged in linguistic and cultural revitalisation, and other aspects of Indigenous efflorescence.