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“Our Grandparents Used to Say That We Are Certainly Ancient People, We Come from the Chullpas": The Bolivian Chipayas' Mythistory

Citation
Dedenbach-Salazar S (2012) “Our Grandparents Used to Say That We Are Certainly Ancient People, We Come from the Chullpas": The Bolivian Chipayas' Mythistory. Oral Tradition, 27 (1), pp. 187-230. https://doi.org/10.1353/ort.2012.0002

Abstract
The Chipaya people live in the Bolivian Altiplano. Their ecological, economic, and social isolation forms the basis of a strong ethnic consciousness present in their mythistory. This consciousness is closely related to the present, explaining and justifying their way of life and their tense relationship with their Aymara neighbors. In the story, mythic and historical discourse is fused into "mythistory" in order to construct their "ethnic identity," concepts that provide the article's theoretical framework.

Journal
Oral Tradition: Volume 27, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dedenbach-Salazar, Sabine
Publication date31/03/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/19560
PublisherCenter for Studies in Oral Tradition
ISSN0883-5365
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