Pathways of Memory and Power: Ethnography and History among an Andean People

Pathways of Memory and Power: Ethnography and History among an Andean People

by Thomas A. Abercrombie

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Overview

Romantic Motives explores a topic that has been underemphasized in the historiography of anthropology. Tracking the Romantic strains in the the writings of Rousseau, Herder, Cushing, Sapir, Benedict, Redfield, Mead, Levi-Strauss, and others, these essays show Romanticism as a permanent and recurrent tendency within the anthropological tradition."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299153144
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 02/15/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Abercrombie is associate professor of anthropology at New York University.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
xi
Preface xv
Introduction: From Ritual to History and Back Again, Trajectories in Research and Theory
3(26)
History and Memory, Narrative and Landscape
10(11)
Ethnography and History in a Postcolonial Interculture
21(8)
Part One. An Ethnographic Pastorale: Introduction to K'ulta and the Local Sources of History
Journeys to Cultural Frontiers
29(23)
From the University of Chicago to La Paz
29(8)
Journey to a Crossroads
37(5)
Cruce: A Cultural Frontier
42(10)
The Dialogical Politics of Ethnographic Fieldwork
52(30)
An Ethnographer in Santa Barbara de Culta
52(8)
Getting to Know the Mamanis: Hamlet and Town, Vila Sirka and Santa Barbara
60(7)
Counterethnography: The Roles and Persona of the Ethnographer
67(3)
A Balance Sheet of Cultural Positioning
70(8)
Empathy, Trust, and Murder
78(4)
Structures and Histories: K'ulta between Gods and State
82(47)
Ethnographic Border Crossings
82(4)
Council and Corregidor, Ayllu and Canton, Fiestas and Cargos: Some Formal Institutions of K'ulta Life
86(5)
Citizenship in Ayllu and Nation
91(6)
Household and Collective Rituals
97(6)
Culture and the Clandestine
103(6)
Rethinking "Syncretism": Coordinates in Space and Time of a Colonial Interculture
109(7)
From Historical Consciousness to a History of K'ulta
116(13)
Part Two. Historical Paths to K'ulta: An Andean Social Formation from Preinvasion Autonomy to Postrevolution Atomization
Pathways of Historical Colonization: Stories of an Andean Past from the Archives of Letters and Landscapes
129(84)
The Conquest Moment: A Conflict of Histories
131(22)
Killaka and Asanaqi in Colonial and Perhaps Inca Times
153(11)
Spanish Pasts and Memory Techniques
164(6)
Recollections of Andean Memory Techniques
170(20)
Narrative Conquests: Spanish Encounters with Mythic Andean Journeys
190(16)
Christianizing Quallasuyu Wanderers: Tunupa as Martyred Apostle
206(7)
Colonial Relandscaping of Andean Social Memory
213(104)
From Negotiated Toleration to Heterodox Synthesis and Counter-Reformation Response
213(10)
The Colonial Counter-Reformation of Viceroy Toledo
223(7)
A New Center of the Andean World: Mita Pilgrimages to Potosi
230(7)
Institutions for the Reshaping of Space and Time: Visita, Reduccion, and Doctrina
237(21)
An Andean Pidgin Baroque: The Counter-Reformation of Intercultural Heresies
258(3)
Indian Sacrifices and Indian Eucharists after Taqui Oncoy
261(21)
Composiciones and Boundaries: Circumambulating New Polities
282(9)
Festivals of Rebellion: Genesis of an Andean "Revolution of the Communities"
291(13)
Liberalism and Ethnocide: From Land Privatization to Cantonization and the Law of Popular Participation
304(13)
Part Three. Social Memory in K'ulta: A Landscape Poetics of Narrative, Drink, and Saints' Festivals
Telling and Drinking the Paths of Memory: Narrative and Libation Poetics as Historical Consciousness
317(51)
T"akis of Modern Life: History and Social Memory in K'ulta
317(5)
The Narrated Past: The Solar-Christ Defeats the Supay-Chullpas
322(10)
Space-Time in the Contexts of Everyday Life
332(12)
Amt'an T"aki: "Paths of Memory" Traveled in Drink
344(6)
Ch'allas in Sequence: Amt'an T"aki as Text and Performance
350(1)
Uywa Ispira T"aki: The "Herd Vespers Path"
351(11)
Corn Beer and Cane Liquor in a Concatenated Cosmos
362(6)
Living on Tatala's Path: Uses of the Past in Sacrifice and Antisacrifice, Saints' Festivals, and Sorceries
368(40)
The Great Fiesta Paths
368(9)
A Jach'a P"ista Performance: The Events of Guadalupe, September 1982
377(19)
Gods, Men, and Llamas in Herding and Sacrifice: Poetics of a K'ulta Eucharist
396(5)
Inverted Memories: From K"arisiris to Protestants
401(7)
Conclusion: Ethnography and History of Social Memory and Amnesia
408(35)
Orality and Literacy, Ethnography and Historiography
408(5)
Historicizing the Colonial and Postcolonial Frontiers
413(4)
Postcolonial Social Memory and (Post?) Modernity
417(8)
Documentary Appendix
A. Francisco Pizarro's Grant of Acho and Guarache to Hernando de Aldana
425(3)
B. Juntas de Indios en Pueblos Formados; Alcaldes Hordinarios, Regidores Cadaneros
428(1)
C. Chapters and Ordinances for the Town of Our Lady of Bethlehem
429(6)
D. Extirpation Report of Priest Hernan Gonzales de la Casa (Late Sixteenth Century)
435(2)
E. Circular Letter to Alcaldes of K'ulta, 1781
437(1)
F. Corcino Perez' Petitions to the President of Bolivia, 1894
438(5)
Notes 443(73)
Glossary 516(6)
References 522(37)
Index 559

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