The other in the etnographic view. Guatemala (1920-1950)

This article analizes different representations of Indian communities in the Altiplano Guatemalteco during the fist half of the twentieth century. It explores the prospectives that German and Northamerican antrophologists utilized for explaining the cultural characteristics of these populations.Thes...

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Main Author: Alvarenga Venutolo, Patricia
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/17704
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13321
Summary: This article analizes different representations of Indian communities in the Altiplano Guatemalteco during the fist half of the twentieth century. It explores the prospectives that German and Northamerican antrophologists utilized for explaining the cultural characteristics of these populations.These pages also includes the study of an antropologist from Guatemala: Antonio Goubaud Carrera, who was linked both to the northamerican antrophology and the Guatemalan Revolution from 1944, which proposed the Indian integration to the citizenship. This study is based on the analize of texts written by our subjets of study and it is looking for offer a critical prospectives of their visions, founded on positions of power which generate enormous distances among who observe and who is observed