Jesuit Missions (Reductions) of Spanish South America in the Context of the Cultural Symbiosis Problem
Type of publication: Research Article
Jesuit, Indians, culture contact, missions, reductions, inculturation, cultural transformation, symbiosis of cultures
The article discusses the problem of cultural interrelations between American Indians and Europeans, taking Jesuit missions of Spanish South America as an example. Unlike other colonization models that aimed, whether deliberately or not, at enslaving or exterminating native populations, Jesuit missions may be giving us a rather unique case of cultural coexistence, which was shaped through inculturation, even though the objectives of Indians and missionaries were quite different.
Rakutz, N.V. 2013. Jesuit Missions (Reductions) of Spanish South America in the Context of the Cultural Symbiosis Problem. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 102-116
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