The following thesis is a study of the Andean Region and the representation of Indigenous protest movements in novels and audiovisual productions from the twentieth century. Mainly, I focus on Indigenista novels (Raza de Bronce, El Mundo es Ancho y Ajeno, Huasipungo, and José Tombé), Oralitura (Oral literature traditions) from Indigenous authors like Fredy Chikangana and Elvira Espejo, and audiovisual productions from white/mestizos with collaboration and guide of Indigenous communities. This thesis discusses how audiovisual productions from white mestizos reinforce stereotypes about Indigenous protest movements established in Indigenista novels. In contrast, decolonization and redefinition of Indigenous protest movements occur in Oralitura traditions and audiovisual documentaries produced by Indigenous peoples. This process creates a new kind of resistance that results in a discourse that explores Indigenous Identity through art.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
World Languages and Cultures
Arts and Humanities
Rojas Castro, A. M. (2021). Redefiniendo la protesta indígena en los Andes: Representaciones en (y a través de) la literatura y los medios audiovisuales [Master's thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1136/
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