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The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. It presents and analyzes lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through ... More


The Twins and the Jaguars

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter employs the verse analysis method developed by Dell Hymes to analyze an Amazonian Quichua myth-narrative, “The Twins and the Jaguars,” from the province of Napo. The narrative's theme, ... More


Conclusion

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book was concerned with discussing how Quichua speakers use storytelling to make sense of experience and create poetic, spiritual relations among people, ecology, and the larger world they ... More


Intimate Others

Casey High

in Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039058
eISBN:
9780252097027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039058.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the dynamics of kinship and marriage in Toñampari and what it means for Waorani people to live in a community that incorporates kowori people into household and village life. ... More


Shamans and Enemies

Casey High

in Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039058
eISBN:
9780252097027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039058.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the themes of shamanism and witchcraft in the context of Waorani–Quichua relations in Toñampari. Even as a growing number of kowori have come to live in Waorani villages, ... More


Primordial Floods and the Expressive Body

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with voices that speak about the great flood, glossed as izhu punzha in the Napo Quichua vernacular. Izhu is an Quichua adaptation of the Spanish juicio, which indexes biblical ... More


The Iluku Myth, the Sun, and the Anaconda

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shares the Iluku story and the origin of the sun story, two beginning-times transformations of celestial relations in Upper Amazonian Quichua mythology. In the first story, Iluku, the ... More


The Cuillurguna

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Cuillurguna or “twins” narratives are the most extensive and defining stories in Napo Quichua mythology. Culture heroes, the twins effect the “miracles” and transformations that came to define ... More


The Petroglyphs and the Twins’ Ascent

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents two stories about the twins, a story about the petroglyphs they left here on the earth and their conversion into stars. Both of these stories reveal the inscribed textuality of ... More


Cosmological Communitas in Contemporary Amazonian Music

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the modern musical genre Runa Paju, a genre that features clever Quichua lyrics, electronic amplification, and eclectic use of instruments and musical styles. It focuses on the ... More


What Is Storytelling?

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to present a theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology and music. It seeks to translate myths and songs so ... More


Respectable uncertainty and pathetic truth in Amazonian Quichua-speaking culture

Janis Nuckolls and Tod Swanson

in Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198789710
eISBN:
9780191841675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789710.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

It is argued in this chapter, on the basis of evidence from grammar, discourse, and verbal art, that for Amazonian Quichua speakers, there is a cultural preference for expressing uncertainty, which ... More


Land, Literacy, and “Quichua-ization”

Kathryn T. Long

in God in the Rainforest: Missionaries and the Waorani in Amazonian Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190608989
eISBN:
9780190609016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608989.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the way missionaries and the Waorani faced three issues arising from the relocations of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as from ongoing contact between the Waorani and ... More


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