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Introduction

Magnus Course

in Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's focus. This book explores the ways rural Mapuche people in one part of southern Chile create social relations, and are in turn themselves ... More


Küpal: The Sociality of Descent

Magnus Course

in Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the aspect of the person referred to as küpal, a term Mapuche people translate as “descent.” As well as being the vehicle for the transmission of certain physical and behavioral ... More


Conclusions

Magnus Course

in Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter argues that one of the key challenges facing rural Mapuche people is maintaining individual autonomy while entering into various kinds of social relations with others. It is ... More


Ngillatun: The Construction of Similarity

Magnus Course

in Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the ngillatun fertility ritual. The mechanisms by which Mapuche people set about achieving productive relation with certain divinities and with people from other ritual ... More


Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Magnus Course

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book blends convincing historical analysis with sophisticated contemporary theory in this ethnography of the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Based on many years of ethnographic fieldwork, the ... More


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