Initially decimated by disease and later faced with the loss of their lands and their political autonomy, Latin American Indians have displayed remarkable resilience. They have resisted cultural hegemony with rebellions and have initiated petitions to demand remedies to injustices, while consciously selecting certain aspects of the West to incorporate into their cultures.
Leading historians, anthropologists and sociologists examine Indian-Western relationships from the Spaniards' initial contact with the Incas to the cultural interplay of today's Latin America. This revised edition contains four brand new chapters and a revised introduction. The list of suggested readings and films has also been updated.
A well presented and well-edited book. Essential reading for those who wish to know more about Mayan issues. British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain Bringing the work of highly regarded authorities together in a single volume generates fresh comparative insights into the richly varied experiences of the hemisphere's native people. Extremely useful for students of indigenous history and a boon to instructors. Educational Book Review Especially suitable for classroom use. Colonial Latin American Historical Review
Series: Jaguar Books on Latin America (Hardcover Numbered)
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised