Film, Video Ethnography, Identity and Ethnohistory: Studying Narrative in Contemporary and Colonial Tlaxcala, Mexico
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- Ethnography, Identity and Ethnohistory: Studying Narrative in Contemporary and Colonial Tlaxcala, Mexico
- Each year, indigenous languages around the world disappear with the death of their last living speaker. Jacqueline Messing believes that it is imperative for the social sciences and humanities to explain how and why people come to abandon their ancestral languages, as well as the role of colonialism, globalization and racism in this process. From a linguistic-anthropological and ethnohistorical perspective, she discussed identity emergent in narratives from the sixteenth century historical record of indigenous communities in the Nahuatl-speaking state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, a region that was pivotal in the conquest of Mexico.
- Event Date
- June 24, 2009
- - Jacqueline Messing, Kislak Fellow in American Studies in 2008, is from the University of South Florida.
- Related Resources
- John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/
- Running Time
- 1 hours,
- Online Format
- online text
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