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The Resource The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes, Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita

The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes, Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita

Label
The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes
Title
The metamorphosis of heads
Title remainder
textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Arnold, Denise Y
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yapita, Juan de Dios
Series statement
Illuminations
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  • Conquest of Peru (1522-1548)
  • Indians of South America
  • Aymara Indians
  • Indians of South America
  • Quipu
  • Inca textile fabrics
  • Indian literature
  • Transmission of texts
  • Literacy
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Aymara Indians
  • Inca textile fabrics
  • Indian literature
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Quipu
  • Spanish colonies
  • Transmission of texts
  • America
  • Andes Region
  • Bolivia
  • Peru
Summary expansion
Since the days of the Spanish Conquest, the indigenous populations of Andean Bolivia have struggled to preserve their textile-based writings. This struggle continues today, both in schools and within the larger culture. The Metamorphosis of Headsexplores the history and cultural significance of Andean textile writings--weavings and kipus (knotted cords), and their extreme contrasts in form and production from European alphabet-based texts. Denise Arnold examines the subjugation of native texts in favor of European ones through the imposition of homogenized curricula by the Educational Reform Law. As Arnold reveals, this struggle over language and education directly correlates to long-standing conflicts for land ownership and power in the region, since the majority of the more affluent urban population is Spanish speaking, while indigenous languages are spoken primarily among the rural poor. The Metamorphosis of Heads acknowledges the vital importance of contemporary efforts to maintain Andean history and cultural heritage in schools, and shows how indigenous Andean populations have incorporated elements of Western textual practices into their own textual activities. Based on extensive fieldwork over two decades, and historical, anthropological, and ethnographic research, Denise Arnold assembles an original and richly diverse interdisciplinary study. The textual theory she proposes has wider ramifications for studies of Latin America in general, while recognizing the specifically regional practices of indigenous struggles in the face of nation building and economic globalization
Label
The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes, Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: El rincón de las cabezas
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-322) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Andean textual polity -- Colonizing texts and the struggle over meanings -- Lands, seeds, and letters : the cycles of production and reproduction -- Cycles of metamorphosis : the children as enemies -- Warriors and weavers : the pathways of learning in the community -- The cycles of libations in school rituals -- Cycles of memory : the Inka's voice -- Cycles of sound : prayers and the "rain of letters" -- The corporeality of Kipus : toward a mathematics incarnate -- Kipu, number, and writing -- Textual logic in the Andes -- Toward an Andean textual theory
Control code
ocn878136380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822962748
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5g6kfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136380
Label
The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes, Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: El rincón de las cabezas
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-322) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Andean textual polity -- Colonizing texts and the struggle over meanings -- Lands, seeds, and letters : the cycles of production and reproduction -- Cycles of metamorphosis : the children as enemies -- Warriors and weavers : the pathways of learning in the community -- The cycles of libations in school rituals -- Cycles of memory : the Inka's voice -- Cycles of sound : prayers and the "rain of letters" -- The corporeality of Kipus : toward a mathematics incarnate -- Kipu, number, and writing -- Textual logic in the Andes -- Toward an Andean textual theory
Control code
ocn878136380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822962748
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5g6kfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136380

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