Non-humans in Amerindian South America : ethnographies of indigenous cosmologies, rituals and songs / edited by Juan Javier Rivera Andía.

New York : Berghahn, 2019.
xi, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


Summary note
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Towards engaged ontographies of animist developments in Amerindian South America / Juan Javier Rivera Andía
  • Securing Body and Wealth. On the wings of inspiration : ritual efficacy, dancing flamingos and divine mediation among pastoralists herd animals in Isluga, Chile / Penelope Z. Dransart
  • Southern sacrifice and northern sorcery : mountain spirits and Encantos in the Peruvian Andes / Marieka Sax
  • Making out the bounds of humanity in Tsachila ritural / Montserrat Ventura i Oller
  • Losing part of oneself : channels of communication between humans and non-humans / Francis Ferrié
  • Cohabitation and Sharing. The Inkas still exist in the Ucayali Valley : what we can learn from songs : appendix: list of Inka items from song lyrics / Bernd Brabec de Mori
  • On Quechua relatedness to contemporary and ancient dead / Guillermo Salas Carreño
  • 'I'm crying for the beautiful skin of the Jaguar' : laments, non-humans and conviviality among the Ayoreo of the Northern Chaco / Alfonso Otaegui
  • Substantiated wealth : morality, local economy and the body in indigenous Amazonia / Minna Opas
  • Transformations and Slow Turbulences. Signifying others : the musical management of social differences in Amazonia / Jonathan D. Hill
  • Inventing a new verbal art from traditional issues : the evangelical songs of the Suruí of Rondônia
  • Prosperity and the flow of vital substances : relating to Earth beings in processes of mobility in the Southern Peruvian Andes / Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard
  • The wild boar is out again and knows better than the Jaguar / Mark Münzel.
  • 9781789200973 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 1789200970
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  • 40028762875
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