The Chamacoco endurance: global politics in the local village (Paraguay 1890s - 1990s)
The author has granted a non-L'auteur a accorde une licence non exclusive licence d o w h g the exclusive pennettant a la National Library of Canada to Biblioaeque nationale du Canada de reproduce, loan, distribute or sell reproduire, preter, distribuer ou copies of this thesis in microform, vendre des copies de cette these sous paper or electronic formats. la forme de microfiche/fih, de reproduction sur papier ou sur format electronique. The author retains ownership of the L'auteur conserve la
... 'auteur conserve la propriete du copyright in this thesis. Neither the droit d'auteur qui protege cette these. thesis nor substantial extracts fkom it Ni la these ni des extraits substantiels may be printed or otherwise de celle-ci ne doivent etre imprimes reproduced without the author's ou autrement reproduits sans son permission. aut orisation. In the process that brought about the formation of a World System the Chamacoco people of Paraguay have been incorporated into a unified discursive field. The Chamacoco have had to accomodate their own discourses as to make them appear ammed to the discourses which are dominant in the unified discursive field. Since this unified discursive 6eId is a changing one the strategies used by the Charnacoco have been modified through time. The latest of this changing strategies has been the development of a traditionalist political agenda. In order for this agenda to succeed at the village level, the leader must find allies among the dominant agents and institutions of the National Society. In turn, these Linkages between local and global levels set a limit for political initiatives originated in the village. Acknowledgements Rimero tahamiuro enviar peyuwo a mis dehebich Ishiro-Ebitoso. Neychit que ahlilo amistad e heres. Neychit a Majito Modesto y Majito Leke, Bruno, Mateo, Perla, Papito, Meneto, Sonia, 10s weterak Babi, Alejo, y a todos 10s otros. Espero s o b pakiliye sirva para Maro bolilo de una buena vez Ishiro wututa! This work has been possible thanks to the generous financial support of Earthwatch and its Earthcorps. I specially want to thanks George Eade for his constant interest.