The Social and Linguistic Heritage of Native Peoples in the Americas: The Struggle to Maintain Cultural Particularity

The Social and Linguistic Heritage of Native Peoples in the Americas: The Struggle to Maintain Cultural Particularity

By: Laura N. K. van Broekhoven (editor)Hardback

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Description

This book brings together ten essays relating to the manner in which postcolonial research is conducted and information put forth on the representation of indigenous cultures in the Americas. It is divided into three parts: Part One describes the current state of affairs of postcolonial studies in the North American region; Part Two explores Mesoamerican culture, and Nuu Savi and Zapotec studies in particular; and Part Three looks at the Andean region.

About Author

Laura Van Broekhoven is Researcher and Lecturer in Archaeology at Leiden University and Curator of Middle and South America at the National Museum of Ethnology.

Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I - Native Heritage and Colonialism in North America; Human Remains: Spiritual and Scientific Paradigms - Celestina Flores; Research in Native American Communities: Learning from Blackfoot Perspectives - Lea M. Zuyderhoudt; Part II - Native Heritage and Colonialism in Middle America; "We" and "Them" in the World of Nuu Savi: A Critical Revision - Juan Julian Caballero; The Zapotecs of Oaxaca: A Critical Review of Our Identity - Manuel Rios Morales; The Studies and the Studious Ones of the Nuu Savi Culture and Language - Ubaldo Lopez Garcia; Origin as Heritage: Community Archaeology in Apoala, Mexico - Alexander Geurds and Laura Van Broekhoven; Native Culture and Colonial Structure - Gabina Aurora Perez Jimenez and Maarten Jansen; The Temazcal and the Concept of Secularization: A Discursive Analysis - Joke De Vriese; Part III - Native Heritage and Colonialism in South America; Garabombo: Mission Impossible - Adriana Churampi Ramirez; Postcolonial Linguistics: An Andean Perspective - Willem F.H. Adelaar.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773456396
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780773456396
  • ISBN10: 0773456392

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