The topic is approached in three different manners: hybrid theory, academic perspectives, and poetry analysis. An application of hybrid theory facilitates the understanding of cultural identity within Chile. A discussion by three Chilean professors reveals the important themes of geographic location, generation, and language in both the production and reception of written contemporary Mapuche poetry. An analysis of selected of written Mapuche poetry depicts the unique conceptualizations of identity by contemporary Mapuche poets. As a result, this independent study shows how written contemporary Mapuche poetry is an appropriate indicator of the evolution of Mapuche hybrid identity.
Culbertson, Christopher, "Chilean Cultural Identity: a Case Study of Contemporary Mapuche Poetry, La identidad cultural chilena: un caso de estudio de la poesía mapuche contemporánea" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3813.
Latin American History | Latin American Literature
mapuche, cultural, chile, identity, indigenous, poetry
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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