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CFP 2013 Congress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, August 5th-10th 2013, Manchester

by sur 29/06/2012


SELF-CONSCIOUS INDIGENEITY IN LATIN AMERICA

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Short Abstract
This panel explores the ways in which the self-conscious performance of indigenous culture has made visible the political horizon of indigeneity, not only enabling the articulation of indigenous political demands but also transforming local configurations of self and other.

Long Abstract
When does the performance of indigenous culture become self-conscious? The explicit performance of indigenous culture accompanying contemporary indigenous political mobilization not only has strengthened indigenous cultural identities but also has changed the dialogic construction of identities and alterities.
Considering that not all populations that could have articulated political claims around indigeneity have done so, this panel explores the ways in which the self-conscious performance of indigenous culture has made visible the political horizon of indigeneity, not only enabling the articulation of indigenous political demands but also transforming local configurations of self and other.
Explaining the emergence of indigenous political movements in Latin America, some analysts have attributed to indigenous culture a teleological impulse implying, as Colloredo-Mansfeld critically points out, that « indigenous destiny is at work. » Others analysts have considered indigenous performance as a return to moral and worldview origins. But what the self-conscious performance of indigenous culture has done to local notions of indigeneity? How it has transformed the interethnic negotiation of status? Rather than being a reflection of indigenous historical consciousness, the performance of indigenous culture has been the practical means to producing it.
In addition, what globalization has to do with it? In times of trans-nationalism and globalization, in which traditional collective points of reference come into tension with a multiplicity of de-territorialized cultural experiences, becoming a self-conscious practitioner of indigenous culture is a way of participating in the global system?

Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudi. (2009) Fighting Like a Community: Andean Civil Society in an Era of Indian Uprisings. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

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If you are interested, go here to propose a paper:

http://www.nomadit.co.uk/iuaes/iuaes2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1677

The deadline for proposing papers is July 13 2012.

If you have any questions or for instructions in how to propose a paper, please email me.

Best regards,

Doctor Sergio Miguel Huarcaya
sergio.huarcaya@rhul.ac.uk
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging
Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 OEX, UK

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