Intimate Indigeneities Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life

ISBN-10: 0822352672
ISBN-13: 9780822352679
Edition: 2012
Authors: Andrew Canessa
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Based on extended ethnographic fieldwork conducted over the course of more than two decades,Intimate Indigeneitiesexplores the multiple identities of a community of people in the Bolivian highlands through their own lived experiences and their own voices. Andrew Canessa examines how gender, race, and ethnic identities manifest themselves in everyday interactions in an Aymara village. Canessa illustrates that indigeneity is highly contingent and thoroughly imbricated with gendered, racial, and linguistic identities as well as informed by an historical consciousness. Addressing how whiteness and Indianness are reproduced as hegemonic structures in the village, how masculinities develop as men go to the mines and army, and how memories of a violent past are used to construct a present sense of community, Canessa raises important questions about indigenous politics as well as about the very nature of indigenous identity.

ANDREW CANESSA is Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Essex and the author of Pocobaya: Género e identidad en una aldea andina.

About the Series
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Wila Kjarka Kaleidoscope
Intimate Histories
The Jankho Kjarka War
From Fetuses to Mountain Ancestors
Fantasies of Fear
Progress Is a Metal Flagpole
Intimate Citizens
Sex and the Citizen
Postscript - We Will Be People No More
Notes
References
Index

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