SPECIAL ISSUE » Latin American Perspectives, September 2012, 39 (5): Rethinking Indigenismo on the American Continent
In 2009, the Interindi research team launched a website to highlight the work that was being carried out as part of the project " Interindi . Institutions, Networks and Projects for the American Continent, 1940-1960." Although the Interindi research team was initially small (only four people!) and had only modest support from a grant from Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation, we had ambitious research objectives. Above all, we hoped that our work could provide a major methodological and empirical advance in the scholarly discussion about indigenismo. We participated in international conferences, organized colloquia, and presented our findings in several articles, a collective book and a special journal issue dedicated to indigenismo.
Many scholars showed interest in the Interindi project, and some of them took an active part in our activities and publications. Until recently, indigenismo has been understood in a self-referential context and was not the subject of academic study, but now it is back on the front burner; a significant amount of research is currently in progress, moving a step forward in the knowledge and better understanding of this complex political, economic, and cultural phenomenon.
Thanks to the first Interindi project, we have now expanded our ranks to include a number of international scholars who are researching and publishing on indigenismo. Beginning in 2013, this website will be a reflection of the research activities and findings of our scholars' network, and it will help to facilitate the discussion about indigenismo.
Thanks for your interest in the Interindi Network and we invite you to join us!
All images illustrating the INTERINDI NETWORK's website come from the review América Indigena, 1941-1970