17. Indigenous–Mestizo Interaction in Mexico

  1. Christina Bratt Paulston,
  2. Scott F. Kiesling and
  3. Elizabeth S. Rangel
  1. Rocío Fuentes

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118247273.ch17

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

How to Cite

Fuentes, R. (2012) Indigenous–Mestizo Interaction in Mexico, in The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication (eds C. B. Paulston, S. F. Kiesling and E. S. Rangel), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118247273.ch17

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162722

Online ISBN: 9781118247273



  • indigenous–Mestizo interaction in Mexico;
  • commercial exchange, P'urhepecha children and Mestizo;
  • markets, places of intercultural contact;
  • Mestizo and indigenous, existing inequalities;
  • Spanish-language instruction;
  • CDA and linguistic forms, bilingual education for the natives;
  • Mestizo–indigenous, oppression of native groups;
  • ideologies surrounding “the Indian”;
  • indigenous–Mestizo, an asymmetric situation;
  • between Indians, by courtesy, Mestizos and Indians, by inequalities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theoretical Framework

  • Talking about Indians, But Not with Them

  • Interaction at Schools

  • The San Isidro and Uringuitiro Curricular Project

  • Interaction at the Market

  • Trading at the Patamban Market

  • Language and Domination: The Extent of Intercultural Education

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography