Historicizing Amazonia

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033785
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038384 | DOI:
Historicizing Amazonia

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This chapter discusses how Urarina society has been shaped by long-term entanglement with missionaries, colonial administrators, and traders, as well as with agents of the “singular” Peruvian nation to which the state gave birth. Following centuries of colonial rule, a pattern of skewed development emerged in Peruvian Amazonia that effectively blocked indigenous people like the Urarina from full participation in the Peruvian nation-state.

Keywords: Urarina society; Peruvian nation; colonial rule; Peruvian Amazonia; indigenous people; development

Chapter.  13090 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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