Taken from the Lips: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions

Taken from the Lips: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions

by Sylvia Marcos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9004148906

ISBN-13: 9789004148901

Pub. Date: 08/03/2006

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This epistemological study, which is based on ancient chronicles and stories, hymns and ritual discourses,epics and poetics, as well as contemporary ethnographic studies of Mesoamerica, has as its salient issues: gender fluidity, eroticism linked to religion, permeable corporeality, embodied thought and the amblings of oral thought.

Overview

This epistemological study, which is based on ancient chronicles and stories, hymns and ritual discourses,epics and poetics, as well as contemporary ethnographic studies of Mesoamerica, has as its salient issues: gender fluidity, eroticism linked to religion, permeable corporeality, embodied thought and the amblings of oral thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004148901
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/03/2006
Series:
Religion in the Americas Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Foreword     xi
Introduction     xv
Curing and Cosmology     1
Duality, Fluidity, and Equilibrium     13
The Sacred Earth of the Nahuas     31
Gender and Healing Rituals     41
Fusion with the Sacred: Perceptions of Women Healers     51
Corporeality Religious Metaphor, and Narrative     63
Indigenous Eroticism and Colonial Morality: The Confession Manuals of New Spain     77
Scattering of Jades: Gendered Moral Discourses of the Wise Old Women and Men     93
Beyond Mesoamerica: the Hermeneutics of Orality     107
Epilogue     121
Bibliography     125
Index     137

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