Modern Colonialism and Cultural Continuity Through Material Culture: An Example from Guam and CHamoru Plaiting

@article{MontnSubas2021ModernCA,
  title={Modern Colonialism and Cultural Continuity Through Material Culture: An Example from Guam and CHamoru Plaiting},
  author={Sandra Mont{\'o}n-Sub{\'i}as and Almudena Hernando Gonzalo},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  year={2021}
}
This article analyzes cultural persistence in Guam through plaiting, material culture, and maintenance activities, a set of daily practices that are essential to social continuity and well-being. The colonization of Guam began in 1668 with the Jesuit missions. Jesuit policies utilized maintenance activities to colonize Indigenous lifeways and subjectivities, but we believe those activities also functioned as reservoirs of traditional knowledge. Although plaiting has been situated in different… 
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