Alfred, Gerald (Taiaiake). Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2005.
Alfred, a Mohawk scholar in Canada, argues that traditional lifeways must be revitalized among First Nations people in order for them to articulate and implement an effective political strategy in resistance to settler states. He explains that religious regeneration will provide an ethical grounding and counter practice to the authoritarian forms of power utilized by the settler state.
Ronald D. Schwartz Circle of Protest: Political Ritual in the Tibetan Uprising 1987-1992. NY: Columbia, 1994.
This ethnography chronicles the Tibetan uprisings against occupying China in the late 1980s and early 1990s, noting that most of these insurrections took place in the form of religious practice. While Chinese occupation greatly compromised Tibetan Buddhist practice in Tibet, Tibetan peoples fiercely guard this tradition as essential to their Tibetan identities. Schwartz’s first hand accounts of civil disobedience and other forms of protest among Tibetans reveal that the leaders and organizers of these actions were young Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns.