publication . Article . 2012

Between textil and amber : the psychosocial functions of the artisan work made by indigenous artisans from a Tsotsil community in La Ilusión, Chiapas, Mexico

Perla Shiomara Del Carpio Ovando;
Open Access Catalan; Valencian
  • Published: 01 Jul 2012 Journal: Athenea Digital, volume 12, issue 2, pages 185-198 (issn: 2014-4539, eissn: 1578-8946, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The aim of this research is to study the psychosocial functions of the artisan work made by indigenous artisans from a Tsotsil community in Chiapas, Mexico. The analysis of handicrafts encourages reflection on economic aspects in intimate relation with cultural and psychosocial elements. It is argued that those who work on the production of handicrafts face many difficulties such as precariousness, little social recognition, discrimination and exclusion. Despite this all, handicrafts contribute to the economic, social and cultural reproduction of those who make them. Also, handicrafts are privileged elements as they are vehicles of multiple social, historical an...
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free text keywords: artesanías, indígenas, funciones psicosociales, trabajo, identidad, Artesanies, Indígenes, Funcions psicosocials, Treball, Identitat, Craftwork, Indigenous, Psychosocial functions, Work, Identity, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99, Humanities, Sociology
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