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Author Bacigalupo, Ana Mariella.

Title Shamans of the foye tree : gender, power, and healing among Chilean Mapuche / Ana Mariella Bacigalupo.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.8872 BACI    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xi, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-306) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Mapuche Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Mapuche Indians -- Government relations.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Chile.
Shamans -- Chile.
Trees -- Chile -- Religious aspects.
Chile -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780292716582 (cloth : alk. paper)
0292716583 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780292716599 (paperback: alk. paper)
0292716591 (paperback: alk. paper)