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Revalorization of Culture and Identity. A case study of revalorization among urban Aymara through the work and experiences of local organizations.

Eklund, Jenny (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
When the rural Aymara migrate to El Alto they experience a cultural alienation as their culture and identity is contested by the global influences and western values of the city. The migrants have to reconstruct their identity in a process of identity-formation, which can be located on a range between the opposing tendencies of assimilation and revalorization. Revalorization or to revalue, is to assign a new value to something, in this case Aymara culture and identity. Revalorization works as a resistance to assimilation and the globalization of culture. This is a case study of revalorization among urban Aymara through the work and experiences of local organizations. Through activities of revalorization the urban Aymara are empowered and... (More)
When the rural Aymara migrate to El Alto they experience a cultural alienation as their culture and identity is contested by the global influences and western values of the city. The migrants have to reconstruct their identity in a process of identity-formation, which can be located on a range between the opposing tendencies of assimilation and revalorization. Revalorization or to revalue, is to assign a new value to something, in this case Aymara culture and identity. Revalorization works as a resistance to assimilation and the globalization of culture. This is a case study of revalorization among urban Aymara through the work and experiences of local organizations. Through activities of revalorization the urban Aymara are empowered and strengthened through their culture and indigenous identity. With revalorization these organizations provide a culturally sensitive and people-centred form of development that is important for the maintenance of the Aymara culture as well as the lives and well being of the Aymara people. (Less)
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author
Eklund, Jenny
supervisor
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
indigenous, assimilation, empowerment, culture, identity, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1327595
date added to LUP
2006-09-06
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2006-09-06
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  abstract     = {When the rural Aymara migrate to El Alto they experience a cultural alienation as their culture and identity is contested by the global influences and western values of the city. The migrants have to reconstruct their identity in a process of identity-formation, which can be located on a range between the opposing tendencies of assimilation and revalorization. Revalorization or to revalue, is to assign a new value to something, in this case Aymara culture and identity. Revalorization works as a resistance to assimilation and the globalization of culture. This is a case study of revalorization among urban Aymara through the work and experiences of local organizations. Through activities of revalorization the urban Aymara are empowered and strengthened through their culture and indigenous identity. With revalorization these organizations provide a culturally sensitive and people-centred form of development that is important for the maintenance of the Aymara culture as well as the lives and well being of the Aymara people.},
  author       = {Eklund, Jenny},
  keyword      = {indigenous,assimilation,empowerment,culture,identity,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Revalorization of Culture and Identity. A case study of revalorization among urban Aymara through the work and experiences of local organizations.},
  year         = {2006},
}