Tarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the Moon / Edition 2

Tarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the Moon / Edition 2

by Bernard L. Fontana
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816517061

ISBN-13: 9780816517060

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Inhabiting the Sierra Madre Occidental of southwestern Chihuahua in Mexico, the Tarahumara (or Rarámuri) are known in their language as the "foot runners" due to the way in which they must navigate their rugged terrain. This book offers an accessible ethnography of their history, customs, and current life, accompanied by photographs that offer striking

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Inhabiting the Sierra Madre Occidental of southwestern Chihuahua in Mexico, the Tarahumara (or Rarámuri) are known in their language as the "foot runners" due to the way in which they must navigate their rugged terrain. This book offers an accessible ethnography of their history, customs, and current life, accompanied by photographs that offer striking images of these gentle people. The subtitle of the book derives from the Tarahumar's belief that the soul works at night while the body sleeps and that during this "day of the moon" both the spirits of the dead and the souls of the living move about in their mysterious ways. As the authors observe, the fact that "so many men, women, and children persist in distinctive, centuries-old cultural traditions in spite of their nearness to all the complexities and attractions of modern industrial society is an importatn part of the story." Their book tells that story and brings readers closer to understanding the Tarahumara world and way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816517060
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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