Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes (Paperback)
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Indigenous Intellectuals: Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes (Paperback)

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Via military conquest, Catholic evangelization, and intercultural engagement and struggle, a vast array of knowledge circulated through the Spanish viceroyalties in Mexico and the Andes. This collection highlights the critical role that indigenous intellectuals played in this cultural ferment. Scholars of history, anthropology, literature, and art history reveal new facets of the colonial experience by emphasizing the wide range of indigenous individuals who used knowledge to subvert, undermine, critique, and sometimes enhance colonial power. Seeking to understand the political, social, and cultural impact of indigenous intellectuals, the contributors examine both ideological and practical forms of knowledge. Their understanding of "intellectual" encompasses the creators of written texts and visual representations, functionaries and bureaucrats who interacted with colonial agents and institutions, and organic intellectuals.

Contributors. Elizabeth Hill Boone, Kathryn Burns, John Charles, Alan Durston, Maria Elena Martinez, Tristan Platt, Gabriela Ramos, Susan Schroeder, John F. Schwaller, Camilla Townsend, Eleanor Wake, Yanna Yannakakis

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822356608
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The beauty of this volume is that the collected essays touch on so many topics key to colonial studies today... that it is no longer possible to exclude indigenous intellectuals from the scholarly discussion or the university classroom. With regard to the latter, the volume is a boon to those who have long wished to include indigenous voices in their advanced undergraduate and graduate-level seminars but did not know where to begin." -- Kelly S. McDonough * Ethnohistory *
"The editors' framing of the project is thoughtful. They are sensitive to historical change on both the Indigenous and European sides of the cultural divide, and to the many ways in which knowledge could be inscribed.... The contributors to Indigenous Intellectuals deserve great credit for putting their topic on the map and making major advances within it." -- Raphael Folsom * The Canadian Journal of Native Studies *
"[T]his volume... represents a major step forward in further deconstructing Spanish presentations of colonial realities." -- Claudia Brosseder * American Historical Review *

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