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Algunas reflexiones sobre ‘lo Tepehua’ como dilema cultural

Lieberson Stanely, Curry Timothy J. Newbury House Publishers; Numerous studies have shown how racial and ethnic boundaries emerge, and are defended or transformed by social actors Horowitz ; Tilly ; Zolberg and Woon ; Brubaker ; Wimmer a. Intermarriage seems to partly account for the loss of indigenous language with greater educational attainment of parents, but does not explain it entirely. Finally, another possible incentive for individuals to identify as indigenous in rural areas would be gaining access to land.

By contrast, when proxy self-identification is used as a criterion, children of indigenous parents are more likely to be classified as indigenous, and greater parental education actually results in higher odds cuestio children will be classified as indigenous.

International Labour Organization; A more substantive concern is whether language proficiency actually corresponds to the way that indigenous ethnicity is defined in everyday life.

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University of North Roodlfo Press; Much of this literature has focused specifically on language shift among U. Overall, children of indigenous parents are much more likely to also be classified as indigenous when proxy self-identification is used as a criterion than when language proficiency is used. Princeton University Press; Race and the Census in Modern Politics.

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Ethnic Identification and its Consequences for Measuring Inequality in Mexico

Language proficiency is therefore an overly restrictive criterion for indigenous identification. It is therefore important to fully understand the implications of this shift in ethnic classification. Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class and Immigration. A social boundary may be broadly defined as any categorical distinction recognized by members of a society etncia affect their attitudes and behavior towards others Alba and Nee Speaking an indigenous language may in practice be a requirement for participating in group rituals, as well as for holding positions of responsibility within the community known as cargosand cueshion volunteer work for collective projects known as tequios.

Children of indigenous parents growing up in predominantly indigenous communities are expected to have higher odds of learning an indigenous language and identifying as indigenous since they will be more frequently in contact with other members of the same indigenous group. Only English by the Third Generation? While not conclusive, the higher rates of proxy self-identification among younger cohorts is consistent with growing ethnic pride and a reclaiming of indigenous identity for children and young adults.

Stanford University Press; Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Are you an author? Johns Hopkins University Press; Social classes in agrarian societies. Compared to language proficiency, self-identification allows individuals greater freedom to identify themselves as they wish, even when the information is provided by a proxy.

The Transformation of White America. First, with regards to language proficiency, the questionnaire asks whether each household resident speaks an indigenous language and if so, which one.

With regards to the impact of community-level characteristics, lw results of the models cuestiion in Table 2 indicate that living in municipalities where a higher proportion of residents speak an indigenous language is associated with higher odds that a child will also be able to speak the language.


The Language Situation in Mexico. Instead of simply asking whether a household resident was indigenous, the census specifically etnia whether the household member considered him or herself to be indigenous.

New York University Press; A Multilevel Process Theory.

Language retention and indigenous identification are expected to be lower in more urban areas where children will be exposed to many more cultural influences. Children of indigenous mothers are significantly less likely not to be living with their fathers ftnica children of non-indigenous mothers. He suggests that rural residents are less likely to shift to the dominant language than urban dwellers because they are more isolated.

Because of the ambiguity in racial and ethnic classification in Latin America, the region provides an important setting in which to study social boundaries. By contrast, only Only one child from each mother is chosen at random to avoid overweighing population groups with higher fertility rates.

Nevertheless, when an individual is asked by the census if he or she considers him or herself to be indigenous, the response is based on his or her affiliation with a specific group. As noted earlier, only children of mothers and fathers who speak an indigenous language are included in the sample used to test the models in each panel respectively.

Similarly, the presence of indigenous language schools appears to increase indigenous language maintenance among children of indigenous parents, but not their odds of being fuestion as indigenous based on proxy self-identification. Race Mixture in the History of Latin America.