Issue 17

Looking at some contradictions of linguistic revival in Cauca department

Esteban Díaz Montenegro Universidad del Cauca, Colombia Abstract: This paper aims to discuss some key theoretical issues on language revitalization and bilingual education in communities that are acknowledged as indigenous in the department of Cauca, Colombia. To do so, a succinct review is made of some key concepts and viable analytical realms for a critical […]

Who needs a language? Linguistic policy and planning in the department of Cauca

Geny Gonzales Castaño Universidad del Cauca, Colombia Abstract: This paper reflects on the way political drivers tracing limits and conditions to language planning today are established in relation to policies of cultural and linguistic diversity acknowledgement and management by Colombian state. In order to do this I will focus on the revitalization process of […]

Puerto Santander, home to Guayupe culture. Patrimonialization and State formation in Meta department

Ingrid Díaz Moreno Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Abstract: This paper describes and analyzes patrimonialization of a series of archaeological pieces in order to analyze some dimensions in the formation of local state. This work focuses on a recent process performed at a small village in the department of Meta. My proposal oscillates between two dimensions […]

Imagining “Natural Paradise”. Representation and modernity in Puerto Gaitán, Meta

Sergio Ramírez Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia Abstract: Puerto Gaitán municipality, in the department of Meta, has become important on the Colombian economic map. In this paper, I will show the formation of Puerto Gaitán in the last years, exploring changes in the modes of land exploitation, production and use, and the emergence of the […]

Social relations at Chubut Northern Plateau (1930-1970). A post colonial approach

Ana María Troncoso Universidad nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB) Trelew-Argentina Mariela Flores Torres Universidad nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB) Trelew-Argentina Abstract: We aim to work with some particular concepts of post-colonial criticism so as to try to interpretate and elucidate potential agencies in subjects targetted by what […]

Horizons of ethnographic reflection. Insights and strains for anthropological studies in Chile

Noelia Carrasco Henríquez Universidad de Concepción, Chile Abstract: An ethnographic approach to private economic sector in a country like Chile could appear obvious for anthropological work. In fact, this is the country that served as a laboratory for designing and testing neoliberal theses, which are the ones critically and massively blamed to “govern world”. Likewise, […]

Notes on ideology. Between power, truth and symbolic violence

Mariano Di Pasquale Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina Abstract: This paper aims to analyze a series of reflections around the phenomenon of ideology as an analytical tool. To do this, some central components in Teun van Dijk’s model will be analyzed so that the link between ideology and power is highlighted. Slavoj […]

Some girls like to fuck: confines of punk feminism in Peru in the 80’s

Shane Greene Indiana University, USA Abstract: This paper develops some theory about feminist punk politics as emerged in Lima during the tense period of political violence Peru was immersed in the 80s. While Sendero Luminoso Maoist revolutionaries in Peru were ideologically encouraging young wome to play as armed militants, a punk artist in Lima […]

Visual assembly of black body: the case of New Grenade’s Corographic Commission

Beatriz Rodríguez Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA Abstract: In this paper, I show that in the age of freedom and equality statements, the ethnographic images produced by Comisión Corográfica (a major geographic project in mid-nineteenth century Colombia) promotes and provides aesthetic tools that normalize, codify, and reify racial ideologies at a time in Colombian […]

“Asi lo paresçe por su aspeto”: Physiognomy and the constrution of difference in colonial Bogotá

Joanne Rappaport Georgetown University, USA Abstract: This article examines what early modern bureaucrats thought people of different calidades–indio, mestizo, negro, mulato, espanol–looked like, inquiring into narrative portraits drawn in a variety of legal circumstances. Colonial administrators were not so much concerned with the characteristics of broad social categories but with the appearance of individuals, […]