Cómo piensan los "indios". Los intelectuales andinos coloniales y la cuestión del racismo

Lima: Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, Fondo Editorial, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 243p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81466
ISBN: 9786123177287

This book offers a novel interpretation of the ideas and objectives of the two most important intellectuals of indigenous origin in the colonial Andes. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala and the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Contrary to the usual position that sees relations between Andeans and Spaniards as the clash of two cultures, the author suggests that the texts of these chroniclers not only highlighted the achievements of indigenous cultures, denounced injustices, and demanded reforms, but also described and they theorized the emerging racist thinking that supported colonial forms of discrimination. In dialogue with critical theories on racism, this Product Details book shows that the idea of indigenous knowledge has to be extended; What the native actors and the Spanish knew was not only related to the pre-colonial past and expressed other epistemologies, but was-in addition-a knowledge about the present born of the colonial process, Guaman Poma and Garcilaso were true intellectual activists who, ago over four centuries, developed post-racial imaginaries. The aim of his works was to change the way in which colonial actors veiled each other and, as a result, to transform the world in which they lived.

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