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Becoming Mapuche

Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile



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Magnus Course blends convincing historical analysis with sophisticated contemporary theory in this superb ethnography of the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Based on many years of ethnographic fieldwork, Becoming Mapuche takes readers to the indigenous reserves where many Mapuche have been forced to live since the beginning of the twentieth century. In addition to accounts of the intimacies of everyday kinship and friendship, Course also offers the first complete ethnographic analyses of the major social events of contemporary rural Mapuche life--eluw\u00fcn funerals, the ritual sport of palin, and the great ngillatun fertility ritual. The volume includes a glossary of terms in Mapudungun.

Product code: 9780252078231

ISBN 9780252078231
Dimensions H229xW152
Series Interp Culture New Millennium
No. of pages 224
Publisher University of Illinois Press
A nuanced exploration of one of the largest and least understood indigenous peoples