The Life and Times of Grandfather Alonso, Culture and History in the Upper Amazon - Hegemony & experience (Paperback)Blanca Muratorio (author)
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Chapters of Alonso's life history and oral tradition alternate with chapters detailing the history of the world around him--the domination of missionaries, the white settlers' expropriation of land, the debt system workers were subjected to, the rubber boom, the world-wide crisis of the 1930s, and the booms and busts of the international oil market. Muratorio explains the larger social, economic, and ideological bases of white domination over native peoples in Amazonia. She shows how through everyday actions and thoughts, the Quichua Indians resisted attacks against their social identity, their ethnic dignity, and their symbolic systems. They were far from submissive, as they have often been portrayed.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm