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From Meticulous Oblivion to Unexpected Return

GUSTAVO VERDESIO

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032641
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0002
From Meticulous Oblivion to Unexpected Return

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This chapter examines the burgeoning attempt to recover Amerindianness by several indigenous and indigenous-oriented organizations in Uruguay during the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It analyzes the confrontation of the mobile Mbya-Guarani with the geographical national boundaries of Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. The chapter also highlights the Mbya-Guarani's perennial search for a so-called “Land without Evil.”

Keywords: Amerindianess; Uruguay; Mbya-Guarani; indigenous people; Argentina; Brazil

Chapter.  9691 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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