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Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Jean Muteba Rahier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

With its rich mix of cultures, European influences, colonial tensions, and migration from bordering nations, Ecuador has long drawn the interest of ethnographers, historians, and political ... More


Introduction

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the Ecadorians of African descent in the province of Esmeraldas. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine playful African ... More


Setting Up the Stage: Contextualizing the Afro-Esmeraldian Festival of the Kings

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides additional and required contextual information that should facilitate the reading of the analyses of the Festival of the Kings. It begins by revisiting briefly the theoretical ... More


The Village of Santo Domingo de Ónzole and the Period of Preparation of the Festival of the Kings: The Centrality of Sexual Dichotomy and Role Reversal

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the nine-day period of preparation of the Festival in the village of Santo Domingo de Ónzole and presents an ethnographic discussion of the village's marked sexual dichotomy. ... More


The Festival of the Kings in Santo Domingo de Ónzole

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides ethnographic interpretations of the performances of the three-day-long (January 6–8) Festival in Santo Domingo de Ónzole. The principal activity on January 6 is the act of the ... More


The Festival of the Kings in La Tola

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The situation, the population, and the history of the village of La Tola differ quite strikingly from those of Santo Domingo. These differences explain the singularities of the Play in each one of ... More


Performances and Contexts of the Play in January 2003

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides ethnographic information about the Play in Santo Domingo de Ónzole and La Tola at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In December 2002, the author traveled to the ... More


Conclusion: From the Centrality of Place in Esmeraldian Ethnography to Theoretical and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Festivities

Jean Muteba Rahier

in Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037511
eISBN:
9780252094729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037511.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The aim of this book was to analyze the parodied racial identities—“whites,” “blacks,” and “Indians”—performed in the ... More


Black Activism in Ecuador, 1979–2009

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores black social movements in Ecuador and recent constitutional reforms.


Between the Cross and the Sword: Religious Conquest and Maroon Legitimacy in Colonial Esmeraldas

Charles Beatty-Medina

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores how Christianization became an indispensable tool for Afro-Amerindian rebels seeking political legitimacy and continued autonomy on the frontiers of the Spanish empire and ... More


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