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RODRIGUEZ BLANCO, Eugenia. Women who fly: Gender and cultural change in Cuetzalan. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.38, pp.115-143. ISSN 0188-7653.

This article puts forward a feminist analysis of the dynamics of cultural change in indigenous contexts. We intend to document the processes of cultural change that are concomitant to overcoming exclusion or marginalization of women, and to analyze the factors that cause such transformations. In this study we look for signs that can prove whether these changes are a consequence of a transformation in the gender relations - and an increase in the empowerment of women-or if they are the result of other factors and interests which have the secondary effect of reducing the marginalization of women. The specific case presented here is the participation of women in the "danza de los voladores", a recent phenomenon that suggests a cultural change in relation to gender.

Keywords : gender; ethnicity; cultural change; dance of flyers.

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