San Luis Potosi: El Colegio de San Luis, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Colección Investigaciones), 2019. First Edition. Paperback. 244p., maps, graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78099
The territories occupied by indigenous populations represent spaces with diverse forms of social organization, constituted by representations, conceptions and beliefs that allow the cultural identification of its inhabitants. Ethnoterritoriality thus highlights the historical, cultural and identity character of ethnolinguistic groups that lead processes of territorial construction and appropriation in order to reproduce as a specific people over time. The way in which this cultural reproduction takes shape can be observed from different local practices linked to the territory; in the case of Barabas (2010), who develops an analysis proposal on the territory in the indigenous cultures of Mexico, considered the worldview and the ritual processes that take place in hills and other sacred places as the cultural categories for the study of Mesoamerican cultures, in particular, those of Oaxaca. In our case, we start from the social organization around the transmission of land among the ñäñho of the south of the state of Querétaro; Our interest focused on the analysis of the family regulation of the territory, from which we reveal the expression of ethnoterritoriality and its relationship with cultural reproduction.