TITLE

Kariburu: digresión ritual y posicionamiento político en el trabajo de curación entre los embera

AUTHOR(S)
Jaramillo, Pablo
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Universitas Humanistica;ene-jun2007, Issue 63, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The analysis of rituals as a way of political positioning has been a very difficult task, essentially because the category of ritual itself has darkened important issues concerning the rituals' functions. Using the category of ritual digression, the present paper assesses how a specific healing ritual performed by Embera people becomes a tool to generate political commitment. The study considers the ritual as a discursive and performative work, which produces political identities in a context where conflict prevails. The present work is based in ethnographic fieldwork carried out from 2000 to 2004, in sporadic seasons in an Indian reserve called La Albania, Risaralda and San José de Caldas, Caldas, Colombia.
ACCESSION #
26323081

 

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