New e-books (April 2018 II)

lopezbeyond

Beyond alterity : destabilizing the indigenous other in Mexico / edited by Paula López Caballero and Ariadna Acevedo-Rodrigo

The concept of “indigenous” has been entwined with notions of exoticism and alterity throughout Mexico’s history. In Beyond Alterity, authors from across disciplines question the persistent association between indigenous people and radical difference, and demonstrate that alterity is often the product of specific political contexts. Although previous studies have usually focused on the most visible ­aspects of differences—cosmovision, language, customs, resistance—the contributors to this volume show that emphasizing difference prevents researchers from seeing all the social phenomena where alterity is not obvious. Those phenomena are equally or even more constitutive of social life and include property relations (especially individual or private ones), participation in national projects, and the use of national languages. The category of “indigenous” has commonly been used as if it were an objective term referring to an already given social subject. Beyond Alterity shows how this usage overlooks the fact that the social markers of differentiation (language, race or ethnic group, phenotype) are historical and therefore unstable. In opposition to any reification of geographical, cultural, or social boundaries, this volume shows that people who (self-)identify as indigenous share a multitude of practices with the rest of society and that the association between indigenous identification and alterity is the product of a specific political history. Beyond Alterity is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding indigenous identity, race, and Mexican history and politics.

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brownpathways

Pathways to complexity : a view from the Maya lowlands / edited by M. Kathryn Brown and George J. Bey III

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ramossensing

Sensing decolonial aesthetics in Latin American arts / Juan G. Ramos

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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loustaunautelling

Telling migrant stories : Latin American diaspora in documentary film / edited by Esteban Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw

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minianundocumented

Undocumented lives : the untold story of Mexican migration / Ana Raquel Minian

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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troncosoarchaeologies

Archaeologies of rock art : South American perspectives / edited by Andrés Troncoso, Felipe Armstrong and George Nash

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corrinterwoven

Interwoven : Andean lives in colonial Ecuador’s textile economy / Rachel Corr

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stephensin

In the lands of fire and sun : resistance and accommodation in the Huichol Sierra, 1723-1930 / Michele McArdle Stephens

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martinezkey

Key to the New World : a history of early colonial Cuba / Luis Martínez-Fernández

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sanchezpierre

Pierre Bourdieu in Hispanic literature and culture / edited by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

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tetreaultsocial

Social environmental conflicts in Mexico : resistance to dispossession and alternatives from below / Darcy Tetreault, Cindy McCulligh, Carlos Lucio editors

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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alvaresurban

Urban public spaces : from planned policies to everyday politics (illustrated with Brazilian case studies) / Lucia Capanema Alvares, Jorge Luiz Barbosa, editors

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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paulaemergence

The emergence of Brazil to the global stage : ascending and falling in the international order of competition / Francine Rossone de Paula

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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salomonroutledge

The Routledge history of Latin American culture / edited by Carlos Manuel Salomon

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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rantavivir

Vivir bien as an alternative to neoliberal globalization : can indigenous terminologies decolonize the state? / Eija Ranta

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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