Publications

2015
Macdonald T. Beyond Dinosaurs and Oil Spills. ReVista [Internet]. 2015;XV (1) :56-61. Publisher's Version ajt-macdonald_clean.docx
2014
Macdonald T. "Uncontacted" Peruvians. ReVista [Internet]. 2014;XIV (1) :93-96. Publisher's Version xjt-macdonald_tm_edits_clean.docx
2011
Macdonald T. Dual Legal Systems and Land/Natural Resource Rights in Ecuador– Some Current Issues and Themes for Future Research., in Legal Pluralism in Latin America: Challenges and Comparative Perspectives . Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego ; 2011. dual_legal_systems_ecuador_draft_2.doc
Macdonald T. Amazon Indigenous Views Onthe State: A Place for Corporate Social Responsabilty?. Suffolk Transnational Law Review. 2011;Symposium 33:3. macdonald_csr.pdf
2009
Maybury-Lewis D, Macdonald T, Maybury-Lewis B. Manifest Destinies and Indigenous Peoples.; 2009 pp. 257. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Manifest Destinies 19th Century Narratives of Expansion and Indigenous Peoples Eds: David Maybury-Lewis Theodore Macdonald Biorn Maybury-Lewis How was frontier expansion rationalized in the late nineteenth century Americas? As new states fleshed out expanded national maps, how did they represent their advances? Were there any distinct pan-American patterns? These questions arose from anthropologist and human rights advocate David Maybury-Lewis’ thinking, musing, and teaching over the last 30 years. Maybury-Lewis saw the Latin American frontiers as relatively unknown physical space and unexplored academic “territory” as well. This collection of essays, prepared by six country specialists for a 2006 conference that he hosted, explore public narratives of the expansion of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the western regions of Canada and the United States during the late 19th Century, a time when those who then identified as “Americans” or saw their home as their patria claimed territories in which indigenous peoples lived and where now seen as economic and political obstacles. The chapters explore the perceptions, expressed in narrative forms, that stirred or rationalized expansion, and emphasizes their impact on the native residents. Nationalism and its imaginative explanatory power created also illustrate geographic and ideological similarities across the peripheries of the Americas, linking these distinct and individual narratives into broad pan-American patterns. In less than one-half century and largely independent of one another, a set of ideas and images appeared that would justify the occupation of frontier countries and regions by people who were not indigenous, and who would do so at their expense. The incorporation of these frontiers created, for most intents and purposes, the boundaries of the present day Americas. While the expansion took place on the lands and homes of indigenous peoples, the old residents, with exception of few well-known rebels, were seen largely as anonymous objects on a newly incorporated landscape. The chapters illustrate the variety and the similarities of these nationalist ideas and experiences. In most cases, these new states were imagined in symbolic and cultural terms, rather than explained in simple materialist or essentialist claims. The cases also illustrate that civic nationalism, often seem as inclusive as and more benign than ethnic nationalism, can produce similarly destructive human and cultural ends. As such the essays in this book suggest new ways to view nationalism, as a theoretical concept, as well as frontier expansion, as a historical phenomenon. Includes 3-4 maps; no figures, prints, or drawings.
Macdonald T. Modern Day Problems in Galapagos. ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America [Internet]. 2009;Spring2009. Publisher's Version Galapagos__Conservation_and_Development._final.doc
Macdonald T. In Dire Straits: Charles Darwin and the Fuegians. ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America [Internet]. 2009;(Spring 200) :28-33. Publisher's Version Tierra_del_Fuego_final.doc
2005
Macdonald T. Approaching Indigenous Rights in the Early 21st Century: International Norms, Social Movements, and Citizenship Claims. In: Yamin AE From Goals to Tools: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America. Lima, Peru: Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Perú (APRODEH) ; 2005. Macdonald_HumanRights21stCentury_English.pdf Macdonald_HumanRights21stCentury_Spanish.pdf
2003
Macdonald T. Ecuador Elections put Indigenous at the Top, on the Ground. Cultural Survival Quarterly. 2003;27 (1) :9.
Macdonald T, Edeli D. Voices of the Unvanquished: Indigenous Responses to Plan Colombia. Cultural Survival Quarterly. 2003;26 (4) :11-13. Macdonald_VoicesoftheUnvanquished.pdf
Macdonald T. Civil Society in a Time of Rage. ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America. 2003. ReVista-Civil_Society_in_Time_Rage.pdf