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South of South: Palechor's "Story of My Life" (Reading Discussion)



Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm


582 Alvarado Row, Bolívar House, Center for Latin American Studies, main conference room




South of South: Palechor's "Story of My Life" (Reading Discussion)

To start the Winter quarter, we will extend our reflection on the topic of our last meeting: the negotiating nature of indigenous /auto/biographical narratives mediated by social scientists, that is to say, “autobiographies” typically written by, or co-written with, someone else. This time we will focus on the relationship between history and affirmations of ethnicity in Myriam Jimeno’s book with/about social leader Juan Gregorio Palechor (1923-1992), born in the Guachicono resguardo and self-identified as Yanakuna. 
Our colleague Cristian Soler (PhD Candidate, Iberian and Latin American Cultures) has kindly offered to provide this session’s kick-off. More information on Jimeno’s book can be found on the publisher’s website.
If you have a Stanford e-mail account, you can access the reading here (if this doesn’t work right away, try logging in with your Stanford SUNet credentials here first). Participants who do not have one, please contact South of South's graduate coordinator.