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Title:Constitutive Visions: Indigeneity, Visual Culture, and the Rhetorics of Ecuadorian National Identity
Author(s):Olson, Christa J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hawhee, Debra
Department / Program:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Rhetoric and Composition
Abstract:Chapter four, "Performing Indigeneity," considers how indigeneity itself serves as a powerful topos in the constitution of Ecuadorian national publics. The chapter pays particular attention to an increasing emphasis on indigeneity as a corporeal matter over the course of the twentieth century. The chapter uses petitions, "customs and habits" paintings, newspaper articles, and photographs to argue that indigeneity has served as an embodiable topos for establishing legitimacy and authenticity in political contexts. It traces how non-indigenous actors have taken on a performed indigenous subjectivity in their efforts to establish a claim to social place even while marginalizing actual indigenous participation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:2010
Description:248 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3411451
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010

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