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Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia : Changing lived worlds, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, (electronic book ;)

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Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia : Changing lived worlds
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Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia
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Changing lived worlds
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Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen
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eng
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  • How do Amazonian native young people perceive, question, and negotiate the new kinds of social and cultural situations in which they find themselves? Virtanen looks at how current power relations constituted by ethnic recognition, new social contacts, and cooperation with different institutions have shaped the current native youth in Amazonia.
  • the urban lives of young adults. In doing so, she does not reject the virtues of traditional ethnographic methods, for she is a passionate enquirer and a skilled recorder of what she sees and hears. I would not have imagined that the lives and thoughts of these young indigenous urban people would be so varied and pioneering, but, then, I also lacked the imagination to investigate the issue. Luckily for us, Virtanen had the imagination to ask the question, and has answered it." - Peter Gow, University of St Andrews "To date, studies of native Amazonian teenagers and studies of native Amazonian people's experiences in urban settings have been extremely rare, and none had ever attempted to combine both. This is therefore a groundbreaking book, providing an excellent balance between ambitious theoretical goals and detailed ethnographic description of contemporary life among the Manchineri, a hereto little-known people of Western Brazil." - Philippe Erikson, professor of Anthropology, University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre "This ambitious project goes beyond classic divisions in the study of Amazonian peoples and places, divisions that have guided understanding and academic research until very recently. Rejecting the traditional division of labour between the study of indigenous communities in the heart of the jungle and the study of impoverished migrants in the city, Virtanen also seeks to overcome the standard perceptions that the former are 'traditional,' somehow fixed in time, while the latter are 'modern' - caught in time's flow, albeit as the victims rather than the makers of history. Rather, the young people are portrayed as active, dynamic, living, and feeling subjects engaging their own resources and creativity in a complex landscape riddled with difficulties but also opportunities." - Cecilia McCallum, professor of Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia
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Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina
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non fiction
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  • Indian youth
  • Indian youth
  • Indian youth
  • Indigenous youth
  • Indigenous youth
  • Indigenous youth
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In Latin America, young indigenous people have become visible subjects in ethnic and interethnic encounters. Their engagement with the global world, institutions, technology, religious ideas, and politics tells us how indigenous groups adapt, transform, and innovate in relation to wider social and cultural trends, and how resilient modes of thinking and practices are. We need to consider their transition to adulthood as a core dimension of personhood. Equally, if we are to understand young people, we must know how they shape their values, actions, and identity. So how do Amazonian native young people perceive, question and/or negotiate the new kinds of social and cultural situations in which they find themselves? Virtanen looks at how current power relations constituted by ethnic recognition, new social contacts, and cooperation with different institutions have shaped the current native youth in Amazonia. Using detailed ethnographic account of the Manchineri community, the study examines at indigenous youths' new transition to adulthood, their responsibilities, and experiences related to, for instance, urbanization, and global youth cultures
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Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia : Changing lived worlds, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, (electronic book ;)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-214) and index
Contents
1. The Sociocosmology of Amazonian Indigenous Youth 2. Ritual Passages from Soft to Firm 3. Creativity in Shamanic Practices 4. Forest-Urban Communities 5. Speaking and Acting for Many 6. Recreating Relatedness 7. The Diversity of Being an Indian
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9781137266514
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xv, 221 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137265340
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PDF.
Label
Indigenous youth in Brazilian Amazonia : Changing lived worlds, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-214) and index
Contents
1. The Sociocosmology of Amazonian Indigenous Youth 2. Ritual Passages from Soft to Firm 3. Creativity in Shamanic Practices 4. Forest-Urban Communities 5. Speaking and Acting for Many 6. Recreating Relatedness 7. The Diversity of Being an Indian
Control code
9781137266514
Extent
xv, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137265340
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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