Regional Socio-Political Chances and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples. New Social Spaces of the Manchinery Youth.

  • Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen
Keywords: Manchinery, Brazil, Anthropology, Ethnology


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In my article l discuss how recent regional socio-political changes in Brazilian ”Amazon have opened new social spaces for the Amazonian indigenous youth, and a possibility to acquire symbolic capital. l have studied young generation of the Manchinery, who live in the state of Acre, Brazil. This topic has been in center of my Ph.D. thesis tailored as a comparative study of worldviews and social actions of the Manchinery youth, between

14 and 24 years of age, in two different contexts, in the indigenous territory and the capital of Acre, Rio Brando. In cities the encounter of new beliefs, habíts, technology, and social realities is different than in indigenous territories, where the new ideas are expressed through the state health services, environmental agencies and education politics of the state (…)


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How to Cite
Virtanen, P. K. (2007). Regional Socio-Political Chances and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples. New Social Spaces of the Manchinery Youth. Estudios Latinoamericanos, 27, 179-192.