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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


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


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