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Not Forgetting Who I am, and Where I am going: Indigenous Amazonians Negotiate Identity through Participatory Photography

Roger M. Villamar, S. Elizabeth Bird

Abstract


Using participatory photography, we explore ways in which indigenous, Amazonian Peruvians define and negotiate their multiple identities (as native people, Peruvians, and global citizens) with a focus on those who leave their communities to seek education in the city. We show how they maintain a foot in each world without forgetting where they are, who they are, or how to navigate obstacles to reach their goals. At times they adopted a national message of Peruvian identity, but always held firm to their identity as
indigenous people who functioned as brokers between their native communities and the wider world.

Keywords


Participatory Photography; Peru; Amazonian Peruvians; Peruvian identity; Indigenous people

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