Magical Writing In Salasaca: Literacy and Power in Highland Ecuador? was far more intriguing then I had expected. I enjoyed the way the book was organized. Magical Writing in Salasaca: Literacy and Power in Highland Ecuador. Peter America, Wogan has focused his ethnography of the Salasaca people in Ecuador . This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists.

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Westview Press- History – pages. Ella rated it liked it Nov 21, Petra rated it liked it Apr 20, Micah Landau rated it liked it Nov 30, Wogan’s inquiry into the place of literacy in the Salasacas’ worldview provides a nuanced look at the power relations between elites and nonelite villagers, at the same time that it imparts an empathetic understanding of alternative ,agical of viewing ostensibly familiar aspects of the world.

Magical Writing In Salasaca: Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador

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