Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche / Edition 1

Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche / Edition 1

by Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292716591

ISBN-13: 9780292716599

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: University of Texas Press

A groundbreaking examination of Chile's Mapuche shamans and their use of a unique tree in ritual transvestitism and political defiance.  See more details below

Overview

A groundbreaking examination of Chile's Mapuche shamans and their use of a unique tree in ritual transvestitism and political defiance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292716599
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: The Gendered Realm of the Foye Tree
  • 2. The Ambiguous Powers of Machi: Illness, Awingkamiento, and the Modernization of Witchcraft
  • 3. Gendered Rituals for Cosmic Order: Shamanic Struggles for Wholeness
  • 4. Ritual Gendered Relationships: Kinship, Marriage, Mastery, and Machi Modes of Personhood
  • 5. The Struggle for Machi Masculinity: Colonial Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power
  • 6. Machi as Gendered Symbols of Tradition: National Discourses and Mapuche Resistance Movements
  • 7. The Responses of Male Machi to Homophobia: Reinvention as Priests, Doctors, and Spiritual Warriors
  • 8. Female Machi: Embodying Tradition or Contesting Gender Norms?
  • 9. Representing the Gendered Identities of Machi: Paradoxes and Conflicts
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index


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