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Finding Cholita is fictionalized ethnography of the Ayacucho region of Peru covering a thirty-year period from the 1970s to today. It is a story of human tragedy resulting from the region's long history of discrimination, class oppression, and then the rise and fall of the communist organization Shining Path. The story's narrator, American anthropologist Dr. Alice Woodsley, attempts to locate her goddaughter, Cholita, who is known to have joined Shining Path and to have murdered her biological father, who fathered her through rape. Searching for Cholita, Woodsley devotes herself to documenting the stories of the countless Andean peasant women who were raped by soldiers, often going beyond witnessing as she helps the women relieve the pain of their sexual horror.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Prologue: Why Turn to Fiction?
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. 1. Under the Banquet Table
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. The Search Begins
  2. pp. 13-28
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  1. 3. Memories of Lima
  2. pp. 29-37
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  1. 4. Larco Herrera
  2. pp. 38-46
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  1. 5. The Autopsy
  2. pp. 47-63
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  1. 6. An Encounter with the State
  2. pp. 64-72
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  1. 7. The Prisons
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. 8. The Rosetti Nose
  2. pp. 84-100
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  1. 9. Romulo's Letter
  2. pp. 101-109
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  1. 10. The Dust of the Ancestors
  2. pp. 110-114
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  1. 11. Through the Puma Door
  2. pp. 115-131
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  1. 12. The Convocatorio
  2. pp. 132-152
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  1. 13. The Cure
  2. pp. 153-169
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  1. 14. Finding Cholita
  2. pp. 170-196
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 197-199
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  1. Suggested Readings and Resources
  2. pp. 201-206
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252091551
Related ISBN
9780252034121
MARC Record
OCLC
785781244
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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