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From the rise of the Pan-Maya Movement in Guatemala and the Zapatista uprising in Mexico to the Water and Gas Wars in Bolivia and the Idle No More movement in Canada, the turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed a notable surge in Indigenous political action as well as an outpouring of texts produced by Native authors and poets. Throughout the Americas—Abiayala, or the “Land of Plenitude and Maturity” in the Guna language of Panama—Indigenous people are raising their voices and reclaiming the right to represent themselves in politics as well as in creative writing.

Revealing Rebellion in Abiayala explores the intersections between Indigenous literature and social movements over the past thirty years through the lens of insurgent poetics. Author Hannah Burdette is interested in how Indigenous literature and social movements are intertwined and why these phenomena arise almost simultaneously in disparate contexts across the Americas.

Literature constitutes a key weapon in political struggles as it provides a means to render subjugated knowledge visible and to envision alternatives to modernity and coloniality. The surge in Indigenous literature and social movements is arguably one of the most significant occurrences of the twenty-first century, and yet it remains understudied. Revealing Rebellion in Abiayala bridges that gap by using the concept of Abiayala as a powerful starting point for rethinking inter-American studies through the lens of Indigenous sovereignty.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Note to the Reader
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Introduction: From Political Protest to Poetic Awakening
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. PART I. VISIBILIZAR
  1. 1. Native (In)visibility and the Narrative Refusal to Write
  2. pp. 27-62
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  1. 2. Verbal Art and the Insurrection of Maya Knowledge
  2. pp. 63-98
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  1. PART II. VISUALIZAR
  1. 3. Warrior Words, from Mapuchemas to Hip-Hop Peñas
  2. pp. 101-139
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  1. 4. Literary Contraband and the Spatial Politics of Resistance
  2. pp. 140-173
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  1. 5. Visions of the Future Present: Reprogramming Indigenismo
  2. pp. 174-210
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  1. Conclusion: Addicted to the Indigenous?
  2. pp. 211-222
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-250
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 251-274
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 275-286
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 287-290
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816539888
Related ISBN
9780816538652
MARC Record
OCLC
1090027548
Pages
301
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-29
Language
English
Open Access
No
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