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Invitación al baile del muñeco. Máscara, pensamiento y territorio en el Amazonas

Duchesne Winter, Juan (2017) Invitación al baile del muñeco. Máscara, pensamiento y territorio en el Amazonas. Ediciones Aurora, Bogota, Colombia. ISBN 9789585402119

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The Palm Peach Masked Dance is one of the most striking masked dances performed cyclically in the Amazon. Is celebrated during the harvest of the palm peach (chontaduro) by several ethnic groups that maintain exogamic links with each other in the basins of the lower Apaporis River, the Mirití-Paraná Riverand the lower Caquetá River and comprises singing expressions, dance, theatrical performance, visual narration, ritual and broad socialization involving specific roles for each sex, age, and social function. It can last two nights and two days, and more. This masked dance synthesizes and expresses the subtle complexities of a thought that shape the multiple human and non-human actors that constitute a territory. The text of Juan Duchesne Winter and the photographs of Constance Ussa and Jeisson Castle result from an extended invitation by the hosts of a specific masked dance celebration to come and "play masks" with them during the 2015 season at their Mirití-Paraná River roundhouse (maloca).


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Item Type: Book
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Duchesne Winter, Juanduchesne@pitt.eduduchesne
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Latin American Studies
Date: 2017
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Ediciones Aurora
Place of Publication: Bogota, Colombia
Number of Pages: 161
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amazon, Indigenous Literatures, Masked Dances, Amerindian Perspectivism, Viveiros de Castro, Ontological Turn, Colombia,Plant Theory, Animal Theory
ISBN: 9789585402119
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 12:49
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 12:49


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