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dc.contributor.supervisor Wilson, Patrick Stanger, James R University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2012-05-29T21:55:15Z 2012-05-29T21:55:15Z 2011
dc.description vii, 176 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the concept of the indigenous community in Saraguro, Ecuador. I explore the myriad and co-existing ideas of community and community participation at the local level, focusing on two of the defining practices of community integration: monthly assemblies and communal labour parties. Acknowledging the role of the state in the production of local communities, the historical and contemporary relations between highland Ecuadorian indigenous communities and the state are examined in an effort to contextualize the importance placed on communities as autonomous spaces. Centering around a nationwide indigenous-led protest in May of 2010, ideas of mestizaje, modernization, historical fears of the Indian, and community justice are discussed to help analyze the continuously negotiated boundary between indigenous communities and the nation-state. Finally, competing conceptualizations of indigeneity are examined with respect to a recent neo-Inkaic cultural revitalization movement, partly NGO sponsored, that has emerged in the area. iii en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Group identity -- Ecuador -- Saraguro en_US
dc.subject Indigenous peoples -- Ecuador -- Saraguro -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity en_US
dc.subject Ecuador -- Saraguro -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Comuneros : community and indigeneity in Saraguro, Ecuador en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology en_US

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