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Meeting with the Kunas. Ethnographic notes and audio-visual records.

Abstract in spanish

The permanent need of knowing and understanding the other, visually and culturally, led us, as anthropologists and environmentalists, to reflect about particularities of kuna culture and their environment. Therefore, our holiday that started as a typical tourism destination became ethnographic notes about our encounter with the other.

This ethnography does not pretend to be an exhaustive research but an invite to explore indigenous visuality and their historical processes. It also provides with a critical view on the natural resource management use and practices that are currently being carried out in the old San Blas area of Panama.

Keywords: Audiovisual Ethnography,San Blas,Indigenous of Panama,Molas.
Author: Maria Paz Bajas. FONDECYT Nº1060681.
Author: Felipe Maturana. FONDECYT Nº1060681.
Author: Ignacia Holmes. Consultora PNUD-FMAM y ONG CREA-Panamá.
Author: Erich Seydewitz. ONG CREA-Panamá.
Received: March 30th, 2007, Accepted: April 24th, 2007
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 9 - Santiago, junio 2007 - 167/196 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.