Beyond the Lettered City

Beyond the Lettered City

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This book extends the conception of literacy beyond the written word to incorporate the visual. Focusing on the period of colonization in the Andean region the authors argue that the European cultural literacy that they imposed on the indigenous population was not just a tool for oppression and control but was used by the local people as a means to assert their own cultural identity.... PeApa Montenegroa#39;s 1995 [1668] Itinerario para parochos de indios, a manual for priests working in indigenous communities, ... Of eighty-eight Muisca wills consulted, only four were prepared by individuals without notarial status, although allanbsp;...

Title:Beyond the Lettered City
Author:Joanne Rappaport, Tom Cummins
Publisher:Duke University Press - 2011-12-30


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