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Title Histories and historicities in Amazonia / edited by Neil L. Whitehead
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents From keeping it oral to writing to mapping : the Kuyujani legacy and the De'kuana Self-Demarcation Project / Domingo A. Medina -- The Arawak-speaking groups of northwestern Amazonia : Amerindian cartography as a way of preserving and interpreting the past / Silvia M. Vidal -- Three patamuna trees : landscape and history in the Guyana Highlands / Neil L. Whitehead -- Power encounters / Berta E. Pérez -- Rebellious memories : the Wapishana in the Rupununi Uprising, Guyana, 1969 / Nádia Farage -- Decolonizing history : ritual transformation of the past among the Guajá of eastern Amazonia / Loretta Cormier -- Guyanese history, Makuski historicities, and Amerindian rights / Mary Riley -- Caña : the role of aguardiente in the colonization of the Orinoco / Franz Scaramelli and Kay Tarble -- Ceremonial feasting in the Colombian and Venezuelan llanos : some remarks on its sociopolitical and historical significance / Rafael Gassón
Summary Anthropologist Neil L. Whitehead presents a collection of recent fieldwork and the latest theoretical perspectives that illuminate how a range of Native communities in the Amazon River basin, and those they encounter, use the past to make sense of their world and themselves. In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly aware of the role the past plays in the construction of culture and identity. Not only can the past be represented and codified overtly in various ways and media as a history, it also operates more fundamentally and pervasively in cultures as a mode of consciousness or way of thinking about the world, a historicity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225) and index
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Subject Ethnohistory -- Amazon River Watershed.
Indian cartography -- Amazon River Watershed.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Watershed -- Historiography.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Amazon River Watershed.
Oral tradition -- Amazon River Watershed.
Amazon River Watershed -- Colonization.
Form Electronic book
Author Whitehead, Neil L.
ISBN 0803248059 (cloth ; alk. paper)
080329817X (paperback; alk. paper)
9780803248052 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803298170 (paperback; alk. paper)