Non-humans in Amerindian South America: ethnographies of indigenous cosmologies, rituals and songs

"Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions of humanity, personhood, and environment characteristic of the South Americ...

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Published in:EASA series
Contributors: Rivera Andía, Juan Javier (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford Berghahn 2019
In:EASA series
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Edition:First published
Series/Journal:EASA series 37
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Latin America / Indians / Religion / Cosmology / Ritual
Further subjects:B Indians of South America Social life and customs
B Indians of South America Religion
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Summary:"Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions of humanity, personhood, and environment characteristic of the South American highlands and lowlands. The resulting ethnographies - depicting non-human entities emerging in ritual, oral tradition, cosmology, shamanism and music - explore the conditions and effects of unequally ranked life forms, increased extraction of resources, continuous migration to urban centers, and the (usually) forced incorporation of current expressions of modernity into indigenous societies"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1789200970