Film, Video Ethnography, Identity and Ethnohistory: Studying Narrative in Contemporary and Colonial Tlaxcala, Mexico

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Title
Ethnography, Identity and Ethnohistory: Studying Narrative in Contemporary and Colonial Tlaxcala, Mexico
Summary
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
Notes
-  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,
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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