Anath Ariel de Vidas

Research director
CNRS, FABRIQ’AM project, France
Participe à 3 sessions
Anath Ariel de Vidas is a Social anthropologist and Research director at CNRS, France. Co-coordinator of FABRIQ’AM project ( on Amerindian conceptions of cultural heritage. She worked initially in the Andes on the relationship between the Andean textile tradition, international tourism and the resurgence of ethno-political movements (Mémoire textile et industrie du souvenir dans les Andes. Identités à l’épreuve du tourisme au Pérou, en Bolivie et en Équateur, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1996 – Spanish version: Abya-Yala, 2002). Her doctoral thesis (EHESS, Paris, 1997) focused on the representations of marginality among Teenek Indians of Veracruz in Mexico (Le Tonnerre n’habite plus ici. Culture de la marginalité chez les Indiens teenek du Mexique, Paris, Éditions de l'EHESS, 2002 – English version: University Press of Colorado, 2004). Her work focuses on the complementary relationship between historical and socio-economic processes and mechanisms of symbolic and identity constructions of Amerindian groups inserted into or exposed to modernity. She has published three books to date and numerous articles on these topics, always placing the historical processes of modernization as well as interethnic contacts within Amerindian own worldviews.

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