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Yaqui Homeland and Homeplace : The Everyday Production of Ethnic Identity (Paperback)

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In this illuminating book, anthropologist Kirstin Erickson explains how members of the Yaqui tribe, an indigenous group in northern Mexico, construct, negotiate, and continually reimagine their ethnic identity. She examines two interconnected dimensions of the Yaqui ethnic imagination: the simultaneous processes of place making and identification, and the inseparability of ethnicity from female-identified spaces, roles, and practices.Yaquis live in a portion of their ancestral homeland in Sonora, about 250 miles south of the Arizona border. A long history of displacement and ethnic struggle continues to shape the Yaqui sense of self, as Erickson discovered during the sixteen months that she lived in Potam, one of the eight historic Yaqui pueblos. She found that themes of identity frequently arise in the stories that Yaquis tell and that geography and location-space and place-figure prominently in their narratives.

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Publisher University of Arizona Press
Mfg Part# 9780816527359
SKU 208121677
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0816527350
Release Date 11/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0186
Publisher University of Arizona Press
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