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Title: Fronteiras e Identidades
Title: (Frontiers and Identities)
Subtitle: Encontros e Desencontros entre Povos Indígenas e Missões Religiosas.
Subtítlo: XIII Jornadas Internacionais sobre as Missões Jesuíticas
Subtulo: (Encounters and Desencounters between Indigenous Peoples and Religious Missions)
Subject: Texts of the XIII International Symposium on the Jesuit Missions
Year: 2011
Editors: Chamorro, Graciela; Cavalcante, Thiago Leandro Vieira; Gonçalves, Carlos Barros
Format: 16x23
Pages: 352
Publisher: Nhanduti Editora
ISBN: 9788560990115

Graciela Chamorro, Thiago Leandro Vieira Cavalcante, Carlos Barros Gonçalves (org.)

Fronteiras e Identidades. Encontros e Desencontros entre Povos Indígenas e Missões Religiosas
XIII Jornadas Internacionais sobre as Missões Jesuíticas
(Frontiers and Identities. Encounters and Desencounters between Indigenous Peoples and Religious Missions)

The book collects some papers presented at the XIIth  International Symposium on the Jesuit Missions. They reflect about the ambivalent and contradictory role of the mission, which, at times, contributed to the cultural disintegration and the submission of missional peoples to colonial domination, but, in some cases, avoided the physical destruction and disappearance of these peoples. The essays take into account the complex dynamics that characterized the contact process, conversion and cultural redefinition resulting of the contact, as well as the processes of dispute, negotiation, translation and exchange between indigenous leaders and mission agents.

In Part One, the book collects reflections on frontier, identity and power among the colony agents and the indigenous peoples, presented by William Wilde, Elisa Frühauf Garcia and Jaime Valenzuela Márquez. In the Second Part, Adone Agnolin and Fernando Torres Londoño show the convergences and divergences in the Jesuit missionary activity, seen around the world. In Part Three, essays by Isabelle Combes, Erneldo Schallenberger and Thiago Vieira Leandro Cavalcante thematize conflicts and myths that were part of the conquerors' action and imagination. In Part Four, Paulo de Assunção, Carlos Page and María Laura Salinas present studies on equity, property and economical-administrative activities in the missions. In the Fifth Part, Mario Polia and Paul Suess speak about the religious missions and indigenous worldviews, and in Part Six, Bartomeu Melià, Maria Candida Barros and Sieglinde Falkinger analyze part of the corpus resulting from the written records on the Jesuit Guarani (and Spanish) language, the Amazon general language and the Chiquitano language, as well as the possibility of their use in historical research.
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