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Quechua language education in Cajamarca (Peru): History, strategies and identity 1 edition

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Yina Miliza Rivera Brios

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Quechua language education in Cajamarca (Peru): History, strategies and identity.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

This thesis studies language power, language loss and discrimination among Quechua-speaking indigenous peoples in Cajamarca, Peru, using insights advanced mainly by Bourdieu and Blommaert. It argues, from a sociolinguistic perspective, that Quechua reappropriation in Cajamarca means resisting the derogatory identity imposed on indigenous peoples and constructing a new identity. In a case study of the Regional Quechua Language Academy of Cajamarca (ARIQC) I analyzed qualitative interviews with nine participants, ARIQC's minutes and relevant socio-historical texts. I conclude that ARIQC's struggle for language rights is a continuation of struggles initiated centuries ago by ARIQC's members' ancestors; ARIQC's institutional strategies show that ARIQC is "effective" adapting to and transforming the existing structure of power in order to articulate a new indigenous collective identity; and though ARIQC initially depended on intellectuals and outside resources, it is now run by indigenous people.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 2509.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

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