El surgimiento de Abya Yala y el despertar de la conciencia indígena como producto de la dinámica entre centro y periferia


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Title in English The Emergence of The birth of the Abya Yala Concept and the Revived Perception of Indigenous Identity as a Product of Dynamics Between the Center and the Periphery


Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Description The concept of Abya Yala is analyzed and studied as one of the existing forms of “epistemic decolonization” (Keme, 2018). Although it is an alternative proposal born among indigenous intellectuals and activists in the last quarter of the 20th century, it is mainly thanks to the turbulent events from the last two years, that have brought issues related to indigenous peoples to the spotlight. It should be emphasized, that among the most pressing issues, those that are related to the cultural emancipation of native peoples occupy a special position. In this sense, it is worth paying attention to the formation of new cultural centers, which arise around new publishing houses, newspapers, and platforms, whose objective is to promote the literary production of indigenous authors. In this context, it is necessary to emphasize the important role of academia. The most representative initiatives of some Latin American universities will be presented, such as p. ex. the Prize for Indigenous Literatures of America, founded by the University of Guadalajara, or the Abya Yala publishing house, of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana de Quito. This is currently the main framework for the efforts of indigenous authors, who strive for their cultural autonomy.

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