versión ISSN 0718-2201
PARK, James. Current Mapuche-Huilliche Discourse and Poetics: Generational Shift and Territorial Difference. Alpha [online]. 2007, n.24, pp. 139-162. ISSN 0718-2201. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22012007000100009.
The ethnic-cultural (re)naissance in Chile is currently undergoing an expansion as well as a diversification along lines of minority cultures and gender differentiations. Since the explosion onto the Chilean literary landscape, in 1989, of the bilingual poet Leonel Lienlaf Lienlaf, Mapuche-Huilliche writers have come into the spotlight of academia, State and popular culture critics. Among other current distinctions, a younger generation of huilliche poets are distinguishing themselves through a hybrid, reflexive, and literary expressiveness. In opposition to the poetry that is tied to indigenous cultural institutions, orality, and traditional rural forms of existence, these poets thrive and strive for a pluricultural and complex way of living and expressing themselves. This work explores a selection of poets and their individual circumstances in an attempt to delineate the differences, and profile a greater cultural change that is coming about in south Chile
Palabras clave : minority cultures; Mapuche-Huilliche writers; cultural changes.