Mixe Of Oaxaca

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The Mixe of Oaxaca was the first extensive ethnography of the Mixe, with a special focus on Mixe religious beliefs and rituals and the curing practices associated with them. It records the procedures, design-plan, corresponding prayers, and symbolic context of well over one hundred rituals. Frank Lipp has written a new preface for this edition, in which he comments on the relationship of Mixe religion to current theoretical understandings of present-day Middle American folk ...

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Overview

The Mixe of Oaxaca was the first extensive ethnography of the Mixe, with a special focus on Mixe religious beliefs and rituals and the curing practices associated with them. It records the procedures, design-plan, corresponding prayers, and symbolic context of well over one hundred rituals. Frank Lipp has written a new preface for this edition, in which he comments on the relationship of Mixe religion to current theoretical understandings of present-day Middle American folk religions.

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Editorial Reviews

Ethnohistory
This elegantly written and thoroughly researched ethnography substantially enhances our understanding of this ancient Mesoamerican culture and its present-day expression.... It is already rightly considered a classic and fills an immense void in the ethnographic literature for southern Mesoamerica. It is destined to be read and consulted continually and, as a definitive study, should serve as a model for future ethnographies.
Journal of Ritual Studies
A solid ethnography of Mixe ritual life. . . . Taken as a whole, the book represents a major contribution to an understanding of the Mixes and provides much of the data required to situate their religious beliefs and practices within the framework of Mesoamerican religion in general.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292747050
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Munro S. Edmonson
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Social Organization and Kinship
2. Subsistence Agriculture
3. Religious Belief System
4. Calendrical System
5. Ritual Behavior
6. Rites of Passage
7. Village Festivals
8. Medical Concepts and Behavior
9. Postscript
Appendixes
A. Mixe Region
B. Mixe Phonemes
C. Mixe Texts
Notes
Glossary
Mixe
Spanish and Nahuatl
Literature Cited
Index
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