Domination and Cultural Resistance: Authority and Power Among an Andean People

Domination and Cultural Resistance: Authority and Power Among an Andean People

by Roger Neil Rasnake

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Overview

Domination and Cultural Resistance examines the social life of the Yura, a Quechua-speaking Andean ethnic group of central Bolivia, and focuses especially on their indigenous authorities, the kuraqkuna or elders. Combining ethnohistorical research with contemporary fieldwork, Roger Neil Rasnake traces the evolution of leadership roles within the changing composition of the native Andean social groupings, the ayllus—from the consolidation of pre-Hispanic Aymara polities, through the pressures of the Spanish colonial regime and the increasing fragmentation of the republican era, to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822381518
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 08/22/1988
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Cultural Traditionalism of the Andean World
Part 1 The Yura Social Order and the Kuraqkuna
2 Yura: Environment and People
3 Social Organization and the Ayllu
4 The Kuraqkuna of Yura Today
Part 2 Indigenous Authorities of the Past
5 Invasion and Adaptation to the Colonial System
6 Transformation of the Kurakaship: From Kurakas to Kuraqkuna
Part 3 The Kuraqkuna and the Construction of the Yura Symbolic World
7 Festivals of the Kuraqkuna
8 The Festival of Reyes
9 The Symbolic World of the Kuraqkuna: The Staff of Authority
10 A Symbolic Dialogue: The Spirit World, Carnaval, and the State
11 Conclusion: Symbolic Power and Cultural Resistance
Notes
References
Index

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