Description: Discussion and reading from Finding Cholita, (2009 Univ. of Illinois Press) a fictionalized ethnography set in the Ayacucho region of Peru covering a thirty-year period beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of human tragedy resulting from the region’s long history of discrimination, class oppression, and the rise and fall of the communist organization Shining Path. The story is told through the voice of an American anthropologist, Dr. Alice Woodsley, who becomes obsessed with “finding Cholita”, her goddaughter, who is known to have joined Shining Path.
Event Type: Seminar
22 September / 2011, 17:00 – 19:30
Speakers: Billie Jean Isbell, Cornell University
Venue : Room G37 (Senate House, Ground Floor)
South Block of Senate House, Ground Floor
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