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The past in the present: Exploring indigenous histories in Bolivia

Canessa, A (2014) 'The past in the present: Exploring indigenous histories in Bolivia.' Revista Espanola de Antropologia Americana, 44 (1). 255 - 273. ISSN 0556-6533


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© 2014, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. All rights reserved. In this article I analyse the ways in which the inhabitants of an Aymara-speaking village understand history and their place within it and explores the profound differences between their historical consciousness and that of mainstream indigenous expression. This raises questions about how people relate to the past, the importance of the Conquest for indigenous peoples, and the consecuences for contemporary indigenous movements of the existence of an indigenous historical consciousness radically different to what is supposed all indigenous people share.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:19

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