Scholarly Works - Centre of Latin-American Studies
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(Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2013)This article examines the performative role of waynu, a widespread song-genre in the Andes, in creating an “intersubjective community” among participants. The data-corpus comprises extracts from interviews which I conducted ...
Review of Canessa, Andrew (2012) "Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life". Durham & London: Duke University Press (Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2014)This book is a masterful synthesis of 20 years’ ethnographic fieldwork in one Bolivian community, the Aymara-speaking Andean settlement of Wila Kjarka. Over this period, the author, a renowned Andean anthropologist, has ...
(Center for Studies in Oral Tradition, 2014-03)This essay explores the concepts of “unity” and “difference” in Andean songs. The verses pertain to the Masha ritual enacted annually in Mangas, central Peru, and combine Quechua (the indigenous language) with Spanish. ...