MIT21A_226F09_q15

MIT21A_226F09_q15 - Wed. Oct. 28, 2009 QUESTIONS ON DE LA...

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Wed. Oct. 28, 2009 QUESTIONS ON DE LA CADENA AND SMITH 1. Describe the ideology that rigidly classifies people as “Indian” or “mestizo.” 2. What are the justifications for the gender inequality present in Chitapampa? 3. What mechanisms maintain this system of gender inequality? Are there any similarities to other systems you know of? 3. During the land reform period in Peru General Velasco saw to it that “Indian” was banned from official discourse and replaced with “peasant.” Defend this decision. Critique it. 4. De la Cadena says that often in Chitapampa nowadays if one asks about the ethnic status of one or another villager, a common response is “he is neither one nor the other; he is ‘in process.’” Could this happen in the U.S.? Discuss. 5. We’ve all seen movies depicting North American Native Americans. We all grew up with stereotypes about Indians. Discuss the gendered aspects of these stereotypes. 6.
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