Millennial Ecuador : Critical Essays on Cultural Transformations and Social Dynamics

Millennial Ecuador : Critical Essays on Cultural Transformations and Social Dynamics

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 432 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780877458630
  • DDC分類 305.8980866

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Since the 1980s, Ecuador has seen five indigenous uprisings, the emergence of the powerful Pachakutik political movement and the strengthening of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador and the Associations of Black Ecuadorians, all of which have contributed substantially to a new constitution proclaiming the country to be ""mulitethnic and multicultural"". Furthermore, January 2003 saw the inauguration of a new populist president, who immediately appointed two indigenous persons to his cabinet. In this volume, 11 critical essays, plus a lengthy introduction and epilogue explore the multicultural forces that have allowed Ecuador's indigenous peoples to have such dramatic effects on the nation's political structure. The authors use their ethnographic experience to understand both the cultural systems of local-level aesthetics, ritual and cosmology and the national polical-economic transformations that have shaped this paradoxical, globalizing nation. In their descriptions and analyses, they bring together interpretive anthropological, sociological and historical scholarshop to consider these transcultural and intercultural phenomena. Presenting a microcosm of the cultural transformations that are occuring throughout the Americas, these essays should appeal to Latin Americanists, social scientists and humanists of the Andes and Amazonia, and, in particular, anthropologists as well as undergraduates and graduate students.

Table of Contents

Notes on Orthography, Pronunciation, and           vii
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Norman E. Whitten, Jr.
1. Introduction 1 (45)
William T. Vickers
2. The Modern Political Transformation of the 46 (29)
Kris Lane
3. Haunting the Present: Five Colonial Legacies 75 (27)
for the New Millennium
Rachel Corr
4. The Catholic Church, Ritual, and Power in 102(27)
Michael A. Uzendoski
5. Purgatory, Protestantism, and Peonage: Napo 129(25)
Runa Evangelicals and the Domestication of the
Masculine Will
Diego Quiroga
6. The Devil and Development in Esmeraldas: 154(30)
Cosmology as a System of Critical Thought
Norman E. Whitten, Jr., Dorothea Scott
Whitten, and Alfonso Chango
7. Return of the Yumbo: The Caminata from 184(32)
Amazonia to Andean Quito
Luis Macas, Linda Belote, and Jim Belote
8. Indigenous Destiny in Indigenous Hands 216(26)
Dorothea Scott Whitten
9. Actors and Artists from Amazonia and the 242(33)
Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
10. Tigua Migrant Communities and the 275(21)
Possibilities for Autonomy among Urban Indigenas
Jean Muteba Rahier
11. Racist Stereotypes and the Embodiment of 296(29)
Blackness: Some Narratives of Female Sexuality
in Quito
Mary J. Weismantel
12. Mothers of the Patria: La Chola Cuencana 325(30)
and La Mama Negra
Norman E. Whitten, Jr.
13. Epilogue 355(20)
Michelle Wibbelsman
Appendix: General Information on Ecuador 375(14)
Glossary 389(10)
Contributors 399(4)
Index 403