Creating Context in Andean Cultures

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorRosaleen Howard-Malverde

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A major concern in current anthropological thinking is that the method of recording or translating into writing a society's cultural expressions--dance, rituals, pottery, the social use of space, et al--cannot help but fundamentally alter the meaning of the living words and deeds of theculture in question. Consequently, recent researchers have developed more dialogic methods for collecting, interpreting, and presenting data. These new techniques have yielded much success for anthropologists working in Latin America, especially in their efforts to understand how economically,politically, and socially subordinated groups use culture and language to resist the dominant national culture and to assert a distinct historical identity. This collection addresses these issues of "texts" and textuality as it explores various Latin American languages and cultures.

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A major concern in current anthropological thinking is that the method of recording or translating into writing a society's cultural expressions--dance, rituals, pottery, the social use of space, et al--cannot help but fundamentally alter the meaning of the living words and deeds of theculture in question. Consequently, recent research...

Rosaleen Howard-Malverde is at University of Liverpool.
Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195109147

ISBN - 13:9780195109146

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"This excellent collection of twelve papers is sure to be of keen interest to Andean scholars from a range of disciplines. Howard-Malverde has succeeded at two difficult tasks: compiling a substantial number of academically outstanding papers and, perhaps a greater challenge for an editor,creating a volume which reads as a coherent whole...The contributors are to be commended for their well-researched, clearly written, and insightful papers, and Howard-Malverde for her work in compiling this well-organized, carefully edited, and cohesive book. The volume is sure to be well receivedby Andean scholars from a range of backgrounds."--Language in Society