A History of Indigenous Latin America

A History of Indigenous Latin America
Author: René Harder Horst
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 1351856014
ISBN 13: 9781351856010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Indigenous Latin America Book Review:

A History of Indigenous Latin America is a comprehensive introduction to the people who first settled in Latin America, from before the arrival of the Europeans to the present. Indigenous history provides a singular perspective to political, social and economic changes that followed European settlement and the African slave trade in Latin America. Set broadly within a postcolonial theoretical framework and enhanced by anthropology, economics, sociology, and religion, this textbook includes military conflicts and nonviolent resistance, transculturation, labor, political organization, gender, and broad selective accommodation. Uniquely organized into periods of 50 years to facilitate classroom use, it allows students to ground important indigenous historical events and cultural changes within the timeframe of a typical university semester. Supported by images, textboxes, and linked documents in each chapter that aid learning and provide a new perspective that broadly enhances Latin American history and studies, it is the perfect introductory textbook for students.

Tourism and Indigenous Heritage in Latin America

Tourism and Indigenous Heritage in Latin America
Author: Casper Jacobsen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN 10: 1351614770
ISBN 13: 9781351614771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and Indigenous Heritage in Latin America Book Review:

Following the surge of regional multiculturalism and indigenous political mobilization, how are indigenous Latin Americans governed today? Addressing the Mexican flagship tourist initiative of ‘Magical Villages,’ this book shows how government tourism programs do more than craft appealing tourist experiences from ideas of indigeneity, tradition, and heritage. Rather, heritage-centered tourism and multiculturalism are fusing into a strategy of government set to tame and steer indigenous spaces of negotiation by offering alternative multicultural national self-images, which trigger new modes of national belonging and participation, without challenging structural political and social asymmetries. By examining contemporary Mexican tourism policies and multiculturalist ideals through policy analysis and ethnographic research in a mestizo municipalcapital in a majority indigenous Nahua municipality, this book shows how mestizo nationalism is regenerated in tourism as part of a neoliberal governmentality framework. The book demonstrates how tourism initiatives that center on indigenous cultural heritage and recognition do not self-evidently empower indigenous citizens, and may pave the way for extracting indigenous heritage as a national resource to the benefit of local elites and tourist visitors. This work is of key interest to researchers, advanced students, and critically engaged practitioners in the fields of Latin American studies, indigenous studies, social anthropology, critical heritage studies, and tourism.

Indigenous Peoples In Latin America

Indigenous Peoples In Latin America
Author: Hector Diaz Polanco
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 0429979495
ISBN 13: 9780429979491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Peoples In Latin America Book Review:

This book deals with the perennial tensions between ethnic groups and the modern nation-state and does so from the perspective of a leading Mexican anthropologist with deep and long experience in these matters. As such, it is both a superb introduction to the basic issues and a presentation of the author's own original contributions. The appearance of this book in English gives North American readers access to these important and political currents in Latin American anthropology and political economy. It is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the current recrudescence of indigenous peoples at this moment in history?when conventional wisdom had predicted its demise.

Weaving the Past

Weaving the Past
Author: Susan Kellogg
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2005-09-02
ISBN 10: 0195123816
ISBN 13: 9780195123814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weaving the Past Book Review:

Weaving the Past is the first comprehensive history of Latin America's indigenous women. While concentrating mainly on native women in Mesoamerica and the Andes, it also covers indigenous peoples in a variety of areas of South and Central America. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, it argues that change, not continuity, has been the norm for indigenous peoples whose resilience in the face of complex and long-term patterns of cultural change is due in no small part to the roles, actions, and agency of women.

Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America

Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America
Author: Cristóbal Gnecco,Patricia Ayala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 1315426641
ISBN 13: 9781315426648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America Book Review:

This book is the first to describe indigenous archaeology in Latin America for an English speaking audience. Eighteen chapters primarily by Latin American scholars describe relations between indigenous peoples and archaeology in the frame of national histories and examine the emergence of the native interest in their heritage. Relationships between archaeology and native communities are ambivalent: sometimes an escalating battleground, sometimes a promising site of intercultural encounters. The global trend of indigenous empowerment today has renewed interest in history, making it a tool of cultural meaning and political legitimacy. This book deals with the topic with a raw forthrightness not often demonstrated in writings about archaeology and indigenous peoples. Rather than being ‘politically correct,’ it attempts to transform rather than simply describe.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
Author: Jose C. Moya
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0195166213
ISBN 13: 9780195166217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History Book Review:

This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field of Latin American history.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 645
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780521495943
ISBN 13: 0521495946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Latin America Book Review:

This volume discusses trends in twentieth-century Latin American literature, philosophy, art, music, and popular culture.

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture
Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317449290
ISBN 13: 9781317449294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture Book Review:

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of cultural hybridity to show how the people of Latin America have participated in the making of their own history. The selections from an interdisciplinary group of scholars range widely across the geographic spectrum of the Latin American world and forms of cultural production. Exploring the means and meanings of cultural production, the essays illustrate the myriad ways in which cultural output illuminates political and social themes in Latin American history. From religion to food, from political resistance to artistic representation, this handbook showcases the work of scholars from the forefront of Latin American cultural history, creating an essential reference volume for any scholar of modern Latin America.

Indigenous Languages Politics and Authority in Latin America

Indigenous Languages  Politics  and Authority in Latin America
Author: Alan Durston,Bruce Mannheim
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 0268103720
ISBN 13: 9780268103729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Languages Politics and Authority in Latin America Book Review:

This volume makes a vital and original contribution to a topic that lies at the intersection of the fields of history, anthropology, and linguistics. The book is the first to consider indigenous languages as vehicles of political orders in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present, across regional and national contexts, including Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Paraguay. The chapters focus on languages that have been prominent in multiethnic colonial and national societies and are well represented in the written record: Guarani, Quechua, some of the Mayan languages, Nahuatl, and other Mesoamerican languages. The contributors put into dialogue the questions and methodologies that have animated anthropological and historical approaches to the topic, including ethnohistory, philology, language politics and ideologies, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and metapragmatics. Some of the historical chapters deal with how political concepts and discourses were expressed in indigenous languages, while others focus on multilingualism and language hierarchies, where some indigenous languages, or language varieties, acquired a special status as mediums of written communication and as elite languages. The ethnographic chapters show how the deployment of distinct linguistic varieties in social interaction lays bare the workings of social differentiation and social hierarchy. Contributors: Alan Durston, Bruce Mannheim, Sabine MacCormack, Bas van Doesburg, Camilla Townsend, Capucine Boidin, Angélica Otazú Melgarejo, Judith M. Maxwell, Margarita Huayhua.

Natural Resources Extraction and Indigenous Rights in Latin America

Natural Resources  Extraction and Indigenous Rights in Latin America
Author: Marcela Torres Wong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 135121022X
ISBN 13: 9781351210225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resources Extraction and Indigenous Rights in Latin America Book Review:

In 1989, the International Labor Organization stated that all indigenous peoples living in the postcolonial world were entitled to the right to prior consultation, over activities that could potentially impact their territories and traditional livelihoods. However, in many cases the economic importance of industries such as mining and oil condition the way that governments implement the right to prior consultation. This book explores extractive conflicts between indigenous populations, the government and oil and mining companies in Latin America, namely Mexico, Peru and Bolivia. Building on two years of research and drawing on the state-corporate and environmental crime literatures, this book examines the legal, extralegal, illegal as well as political strategies used by the state and extractive companies to avoid undesired results produced by the legalization of the right to prior consultation. It examines the ways in which prior consultation is utilized by powerful indigenous actors to negotiate economic resources with the state and extractive companies, while also showing the ways in which weaker indigenous groups are incapable of engaging in prior consultations in a meaningful way and are therefore left at the mercy of negative ecological impacts. It demonstrates how social mobilization—not prior consultation—is the most effective strategy in preventing extraction from moving forward within ecologically fragile indigenous territories.

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America
Author: Erick Detlef Langer,Elena Muñoz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 0842026797
ISBN 13: 9780842026796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America Book Review:

The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. This issue is of rising importance as ecological concerns and autochtonous movements gain a foothold in Latin America, transforming the political landscape into one in which multiethnic democracies hold sway. In some cases, these movements have led to violent outbursts that severely affected some nations, such as the 1992 and 1994 Indian uprisings in Ecuador. In most cases, however, grassroots efforts have realized success without bloodshed. An Aymara Indian, head of an indigenous-rights political party, became Vice President of Bolivia. Brazilian lands are being set aside for indigenous groups not as traditional reservations where the government attempts to 'civilize' the hunters and gatherers, but where the government serves only to keep loggers, gold miners, and other interlopers out of tribal lands. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is a collection of essays compiled by Professor Erick D. Langer that brings together-for the first time-contributions on indigenous movements throughout Latin America from all regions. Focusing on the 1990s, Professor Langer illustrates the range and increasing significance of the Indian movements in Latin America. The volume addresses the ways in which Indians have confronted the political, social, and economic problems they face today, and shows the diversity of the movements, both in lowlands and in highlands, tribal peoples, and peasants. The book presents an analytical overview of these movements, as well as a vision of how and why they have become so important in the late twentieth century. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is important for those interested in Latin American studies, including Latin American civilization, Latin American anthropology, contemporary issues in Latin America, and ethnic studies.

Frontiers of Citizenship

Frontiers of Citizenship
Author: Yuko Miki
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1108417507
ISBN 13: 9781108417501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers of Citizenship Book Review:

An engaging, innovative history of Brazil's black and indigenous people that redefines our understanding of slavery, citizenship, and national identity. Focuses on the interconnected histories of black and indigenous people on Brazil's Atlantic frontier, and makes a case for the frontier as a key space that defined the boundaries and limitations of Brazilian citizenship.

The Indigenous Languages of South America

The Indigenous Languages of South America
Author: Lyle Campbell,Verónica Grondona
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN 10: 311025803X
ISBN 13: 9783110258035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indigenous Languages of South America Book Review:

Excerpt Open publication The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide is a thorough guide to the indigenous languages of this part of the world. With more than a third of the linguistic diversity of the world (in terms of language families and isolates), South American languages contribute new findings in most areas of linguistics. Though formerly one of the linguistically least known areas of the world, extensive descriptive and historical linguistic research in recent years has expanded knowledge greatly. These advances are represented in this volume in indepth treatments by the foremost scholars in the field, with chapters on the history of investigation, language classification, language endangerment, language contact, typology, phonology and phonetics, and on major language families and regions of South America. Reduced series price (print) available! [email protected]

Alcohol in Latin America

Alcohol in Latin America
Author: Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN 10: 0816599009
ISBN 13: 9780816599004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol in Latin America Book Review:

Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vino—no matter whether it’s distilled or fermented, alcohol either brings people together or pulls them apart. Alcohol in Latin America is a sweeping examination of the deep reasons why. This book takes an in-depth look at the social and cultural history of alcohol and its connection to larger processes in Latin America. Using a painting depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors explore the disparate groups and individuals imbibing as an introduction to their study. In so doing, they reveal how alcohol production, consumption, and regulation have been intertwined with the history of Latin America since the pre-Columbian era. Alcohol in Latin America is the first interdisciplinary study to examine the historic role of alcohol across Latin America and over a broad time span. Six locations—the Andean region, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are seen through the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, history, and literature. Organized chronologically beginning with the pre-colonial era, it features five chapters on Mesoamerica and five on South America, each focusing on various aspects of a dozen different kinds of beverages. An in-depth look at how alcohol use in Latin America can serve as a lens through which race, class, gender, and state-building, among other topics, can be better understood, Alcohol in Latin America shows the historic influence of alcohol production and consumption in the region and how it is intimately connected to the larger forces of history.

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America
Author: Marcos Cueto,Steven Palmer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN 10: 110702367X
ISBN 13: 9781107023673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine and Public Health in Latin America Book Review:

This book provides a clear, broad, and provocative synthesis of the history of Latin American medicine.

The Cambridge World History of Slavery Volume 3 AD 1420 AD 1804

The Cambridge World History of Slavery  Volume 3  AD 1420 AD 1804
Author: David Eltis,Keith Bradley,Paul Cartledge
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2011-07-25
ISBN 10: 0521840686
ISBN 13: 9780521840682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge World History of Slavery Volume 3 AD 1420 AD 1804 Book Review:

The various manifestations of coerced labour between the opening up of the Atlantic world and the formal creation of Haiti.

The Native Languages of South America

The Native Languages of South America
Author: Loretta O'Connor,Pieter Muysken
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 1107044286
ISBN 13: 9781107044289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Native Languages of South America Book Review:

In South America indigenous languages are extremely diverse. There are over one hundred language families in this region alone. Contributors from around the world explore the history and structure of these languages, combining insights from archaeology and genetics with innovative linguistic analysis. The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages. Based on a large-scale database of features from sixty languages, the book analyses major language families such as Tupian and Arawakan, as well as the Quechua/Aymara complex in the Andes, the Isthmo-Colombian region and the Andean foothills. It explores the effects of historical change in different grammatical systems and fills gaps in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) database, where South American languages are underrepresented. An important resource for students and researchers interested in linguistics, anthropology and language evolution.

Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas

Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas
Author: Serafín M. Coronel-Molina,Teresa L. McCarty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 1135092346
ISBN 13: 9781135092344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas Book Review:

Focusing on the Americas – home to 40 to 50 million Indigenous people – this book explores the history and current state of Indigenous language revitalization across this vast region. Complementary chapters on the USA and Canada, and Latin America and the Caribbean, offer a panoramic view while tracing nuanced trajectories of "top down" (official) and "bottom up" (grass roots) language planning and policy initiatives. Authored by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, the book is organized around seven overarching themes: Policy and Politics; Processes of Language Shift and Revitalization; The Home-School-Community Interface; Local and Global Perspectives; Linguistic Human Rights; Revitalization Programs and Impacts; New Domains for Indigenous Languages Providing a comprehensive, hemisphere-wide scholarly and practical source, this singular collection simultaneously fills a gap in the language revitalization literature and contributes to Indigenous language revitalization efforts.

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
Author: Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN 10: 0192513133
ISBN 13: 9780192513137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History Book Review:

Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.

Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America

Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America
Author: Jenny Mander,David Midgley,Christine Beaule
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 1000649954
ISBN 13: 9781000649956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonization of Latin America Book Review:

Ranging geographically from Tierra del Fuego to California and the Caribbean, and historically from early European sightings and the utopian projects of would-be colonizers to the present-day cultural politics of migrant communities and international relations, this volume presents a rich variety of case studies and scholarly perspectives on the interplay of diverse cultures in the Americas since the European conquest. Subjects covered include documentary and archaeological evidence of cultural interaction, the collection of native artifacts and the role of museums in the interpretation of indigenous traditions, the cultural impact of Christian missions and the representation of indigenous cultures in writings addressed to European readers, the development of Latin American artistic traditions and the incorporation of motifs from European classical antiquity into modern popular culture, the contribution of Afro-descendants to the cultural mix of Latin America and the erasure of the Hispanic heritage from cultural perceptions of California since the nineteenth century. By offering accessible and well-illustrated accounts of a wide range of particular cases, the volume aims to stimulate thinking about historical and methodological issues, which can be exploited in a teaching context as well as in the furtherance of research projects in a comparative and transnational framework.