People in Motion: A Look at the Indigenous Cultures in Modern Michoacan

Type Journal Article - Critical Psychology in Changing World
Title People in Motion: A Look at the Indigenous Cultures in Modern Michoacan
Page numbers 690-703
URL I 690-703.pdf
This text presents some of the reflections done on the indigenous people in their role as migrant workers. We
begin using critical social psychology as a theoretical frame possible for the reflection, not only on the
conditions of exclusion that these people experience, but especially, from the intention to reconfigure a possible
critical vision of their psychology, from which it can be possible to think of poverty, exclusion, learning, social
subjects, infancy, infant development, school, farm work, family, indigenous life and, in general, all of the
elements that characterize the complexity of a transcendental phenomena historically determined as is migration
and the farm worker. We have presented several key aspects around the indigenous identity. If it is true that the
text originates in the school and learning process, from the vision of an infancy that has been educated, it is not
the intention to legitimate school, per say, and it is not the intention to value the indigenous for itself or to
legitimate psychology only as the producer of valid knowledge. The intention is to place on the table what it
means to be a part of an immigrant, indigenous, monolingual
triqui, p’urhépecha or mixteca family, and to travel through the farm working fields of this country and at times, even all the way to the United States as a collective
group that colors the country and provides our tables with the fruits and vegetables that we consume.

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