By Sandra Jackson, Jose Solis

For peoples whose felony agreements, treaties, and different accords and conventions with the U.S. were violated, multiculturalism as a pedagogical device usually turns into suspect of reinforcing the ongoing reification and abstraction in their cultures and countries with little if any genuine which means for tutorial and social transformation. the ongoing oppression and repression of the workout of self-determination for African americans; the endurance of regulations aimed toward the destruction of indigenous populations and land; the insidious continuation of classical colonialism in relation to Puerto Rico are all shiny reminders to those peoples of the racist, classist, sexist, and homophobic patriarchy that characterizes their prestige. so that it will restoration people's rights to completely confirm their very own histories, Jackson and Solis indicate that it truly is crucial to damage the fabric foundations that breed and recycle the ideology, discourse, and cultural practices of domination. it's not sufficient to rejoice range and distinction; there has to be grand-scale social, political, financial, and academic transformation.

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32. Virgil Vogel, American Indian Medicine (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970); Peredo Guzman, Medical Practices in Ancient America (Mexico City: Ediciones Euroamericana, 1985). On contemporaneous European medical practices, see William H. McNeill, Plagues and Peoples (Garden City, NY: Anchor/Doubleday, 1976). 33. For good efforts at debunking such nonsense, see German Arciniegas, America in Europe: A History of the New World in Reverse (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986); and William Brandon, New Worlds for Old: Reports from the New World and Their Effect on Social Thought in Europe, 1500–1800 (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1986).

Mexican astronomy is discussed in D. Duran, Book of Gods and Rites and the Ancient Calendar (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971); also see Paul Radin, The Sources and Authenticity of the History of Ancient Mexico (Berkeley: University of California Publications in American Archeology and Ethnology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1920). 21. Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen, The Royal Road of the Inca (London: Gordon and Cremonesi, 1976). 22. Robert H. and Florence C. Lister, Chaco Canyon: Archaeology and Archaeologists (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981); also see Buddy Mays, Ancient Cities of the Southwest (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1962).

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