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Transforming Indigeneity : Urbanization and Language Revitalization in the Brazilian Amazon / Sarah Shulist.

Author/Creator:
Shulist, Sarah, author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Anthropological Horizons
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Indigenous peoples.
Language revival -- Social aspects.
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DISCOUNT-A. (search)
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Transforming Indigeneity is an examination of the role that language revitalization efforts play in cultural politics in the small city of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, located in the Brazilian Amazon. Sarah Shulist concentrates on how debates, discussions, and practices aimed at providing support for the Indigenous languages of the region shed light on both global issues of language revitalization and on the meaning of Indigeneity in contemporary Brazil. With 19 Indigenous languages still spoken today, São Gabriel is characterized by a high proportion of Indigenous people and an extraordinary amount of linguistic diversity. Shulist investigates what it means to be Indigenous in this setting of urbanization, multilingualism, and state intervention, and how that relates to the use and transmission of Indigenous languages. Drawing on perspectives from Indigenous and non-Indigenous political leaders, educators, students, and state agents, and by examining the experiences of urban populations, Transforming Indigeneity provides insight on the revitalization of Amazonian Indigenous languages amidst large social change.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1. Playing Indian: The Politics of Language, Identity, and Culture in Urban Amazonia
2. City of Transformation: Ethnography and History of a Multilingual Amazon Town
3. Language Policy on Paper and in Practice
4. Education in the City: Defining Urban Indigeneity
5. Making an Indigenous Public: A Perspective from the Non-Official Languages
6. Revising Expectations: Reflections on the Research Process
7. Conclusions: Language Revitalization and Urban Indigeneity
Appendix: Text of São Gabriel's Language Legislation
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Anthropological Horizons
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Aug 2018)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781487516208
OCLC:
1027476561
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781487516208 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.