A Journal of the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona

Arizona Anthropologist

ISSUE 19 Abstracts

Derek D. Honeyman and Victoria M. Phaneuf 
Editor's Introduction to Issue #19

Sarah E. Cowie, Christopher C. LeBlanc, Mary M. Farrell, Nicholas C. Laluk 
Multivocality in the Forest: A New Approach to Tribal Relations on the Coronado National Forest, Arizona
Abstract: The United States Forest Service consults with Native Americans regarding their tribal homelands, Special Places, Traditional Cultural Properties, and archaeological sites within Forest Service boundaries. The Coronado National Forest (Arizona) recently formed a Tribal Relations Team (TRT) to collaborate with local tribes to improve the existing consultation process with tribes and to integrate tribal voices in the Forest Service’s stewardship of the land.  The team emphasizes face-to-face communication by facilitating youth and elder camps, traditional resource collections, and a variety of public outreach activities. These activities engender valuable cross-cultural exchanges regarding land management practices. In the process, Forest Service employees are listening and learning about diverse tribal cultures, their cultural beliefs, and their concerns regarding the management of their traditional homelands.  In the future, TRT personnel hope to use this knowledge to better understand tribal priorities concerning land management, and insure that tribal voices are heard and understood during future project planning and consultations. 


Anton Daughters
Nomads, Farmers, and Mariners: The Original Settlers of Southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé
Abstract: The Archipelago of Chiloé – a collection of islands located along the southern end of Chile’s extensive Pacific coastline – has increasingly drawn the attention of anthropologists and other researchers interested in examining the intricate and complex cultural effects brought on by processes of globalization.  Of particular interest to these researchers is the distinct and idiosyncratic collective identity expressed by residents of Chiloé in the face of fundamental changes to their way of life.  In this article, I examine the origins of Chilote identity, offering a detailed sketch of the practices and traditions of the indigenous groups that lived on the archipelago prior to the arrival of Europeans.  This historical portrait is meant to highlight those characteristics of Chiloé’s earliest inhabitants that have been maintained over the course of the past half millennium and have come to shape the values of collectivism and solidarity encountered on the islands today. 


Antonio Jose Bacelar da Silva 
The Impeachment of the President: Intertextuality in Social Memory
Abstract: In this paper I analyze Internet postings about the 2006 election of Fernando Collor de Mello to the Brazilian Senate. Collor de Mello is former Brazilian president who was impeached in 1992. I focus on the intertextual nature of three individual writers’ collective memories of the event. More specifically, I explore (a) how the writers intertextually bring isolated past events into relationship with one another and with the present, (b) how they take an active hand in directing how their memories of the past are to be rediscovered and preserved, and (c) how they position themselves with regard to the ex-president’s inaugural speech. In articulating their memories in a narrative format, the writers of the postings exchange past memories of the president's impeachment, forming meaningful narrative sequences and integrating isolated past and present events into a single whole. Most importantly, the writers of the postings turn past events into mere substrata of exteriorized remembrances in order to position themselves with regard to the present and contribute to social and cultural continuity.

Derek D. Honeyman 
Notes from the Field: Roaming the Landscape of Fieldwork

Victoria M. Phaneuf 
Notes from the Field:The Ethnographer Interviewed

Jessica Munson 
Book Review:Intermediate Elites in Pre-Columbian States and Empires, C. M. Elson and R. A. Covey (eds.)

Karin Friederic 
Book Review:Gender, Indian, Nation: The Contradictions of Making Ecuador, Erin O’Connor

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