Indigenous Intellectuals : Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes, Paperback / softback Book

Indigenous Intellectuals : Knowledge, Power, and Colonial Culture in Mexico and the Andes Paperback / softback

Edited by Gabriela Ramos, Yanna P. Yannakakis


Via military conquest, Catholic evangelization, and intercultural engagement and struggle, a vast array of knowledge circulated through the Spanish viceroyalties in Mexico and the Andes.

This collection highlights the critical role that indigenous intellectuals played in this cultural ferment.

Scholars of history, anthropology, literature, and art history reveal new facets of the colonial experience by emphasizing the wide range of indigenous individuals who used knowledge to subvert, undermine, critique, and sometimes enhance colonial power.

Seeking to understand the political, social, and cultural impact of indigenous intellectuals, the contributors examine both ideological and practical forms of knowledge.

Their understanding of "intellectual" encompasses the creators of written texts and visual representations, functionaries and bureaucrats who interacted with colonial agents and institutions, and organic intellectuals. Contributors. Elizabeth Hill Boone, Kathryn Burns, John Charles, Alan Durston, Maria Elena Martinez, Tristan Platt, Gabriela Ramos, Susan Schroeder, John F.

Schwaller, Camilla Townsend, Eleanor Wake, Yanna Yannakakis


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages, 29 photographs, 5 maps, 2 figures
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780822356608



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