Art of Being In-Between Native Intermediaries, Indian Identity, and Local Rule in Colonial Oaxaca

ISBN-10: 0822341662
ISBN-13: 9780822341666
Edition: 2008
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In The Art of Being In-between Yanna Yannakakis rethinks processes of cultural change and indigenous resistance and accommodation to colonial rule through a focus on the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, a rugged, mountainous, ethnically diverse, and overwhelmingly indigenous region of colonial Mexico. Her rich social and cultural history tells the story of the making of colonialism at the edge of empire through the eyes of native intermediary figures: indigenous governors clothed in Spanish silks, priests' assistants, interpreters, economic middlemen, legal agents, landed nobility, and "Indian conquistadors." Through political negotiation, cultural brokerage, and the exercise of violence, these fascinating intercultural figures redefined native leadership, sparked indigenous rebellions, and helped forge an ambivalent political culture that distinguished the hinterlands from the centers of Spanish empire.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Conflict and Crisis, 1660-1700
"Loyal Vassal," "Seditious Subject," and Other Performances
"Idolaters and Rebels," "Good and Faithful Indians": The Cajonos Rebellion and After
The Renegotiation of Local Rule: Strategies and Tactics, 1700-1770
Reform, Resistance, and Rhetoric
The Pact: Cacique and Cabildo
The Political Space Closes, 1770-1810
Bourbon Officials
From "Indian Conquerors" to Local "Indians"
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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