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Author Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina.

Title Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia : changing lived worlds / by Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
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Contents The Sociocosmology of Amazonian Indigenous Youth -- Ritual Passages from Soft to Firm -- Creativity in Shamanic Practices -- Rural-urban Communities -- Speaking and Acting for Many -- Recreating Relatedness -- The Diversity of Being an Indian
Summary In Latin America, young indigenous people have become visible subjects in ethnic and interethnic encounters. Their engagement with the global world, institutions, technology, religious ideas, and politics tells us how indigenous groups adapt, transform, and innovate in relation to wider social and cultural trends, and how resilient modes of thinking and practices are. We need to consider their transition to adulthood as a core dimension of personhood. Equally, if we are to understand young people, we must know how they shape their values, actions, and identity. So how do Amazonian native young people perceive, question and/or negotiate the new kinds of social and cultural situations in which they find themselves? Virtanen looks at how current power relations constituted by ethnic recognition, new social contacts, and cooperation with different institutions have shaped the current native youth in Amazonia. Using detailed ethnographic account of the Manchineri community, the study examines at indigenous youths' new transition to adulthood, their responsibilities, and experiences related to, for instance, urbanization, and global youth cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-214) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indian youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indian youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Social conditions.
Indian youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Social life and customs.
Indigenous youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indigenous youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Social conditions.
Indigenous youth -- Brazil -- Amazonas -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012015362
ISBN 1137265345
1137266511 (electronic bk.)
9781137266514 (electronic bk.)