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Creation and Creativity in Indigenous Lowland South America, Anthropological Perspectives

"Investigating local Indigenous processes of creation and creativity, this book uses ethnographic and comparative anthropological perspectives to enquire about creative transformative practices in lowland South America. The volume shows how people create and reinforce their conditions of being by employing different genres of transgression and by creatively shifting contexts of significance. Local socio-cosmic orders, the interrelation of creative genres (myth, verbal art, song, ritual, and handicrafts), and their changing frames of reference (from communal celebrations to wider political and commercial realms) demonstrate the relational, generative, and processual quality of Amerindian creativity"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Creation, Creativity, and the Times of Origin : The Multiplicity of Transformative and Transcreational Processes in Amazonia and the Isthmo-Colombian Area / Ernst Halbmayer -- The Maize Bringer's Creative Potentials : How People and Maize Co-actively Ensure the Continuous Existence of Maize in the Yukpa Territory of Sokorpa, Northern Colombia / Anne Goletz -- What Does it Take to Be a Singer? Ritual and Creativity among the Pume People of Venezuela / Silvana Saturno -- How to Charge a Voice with Power? Transmuting Non-Human Creativity into Vocal Creations in the Western Amazon / Bernd Brabec de Mori -- From the Songs without Names to the Stories inside a Name : On the Poetic Creation of Normativity among the Ayoreo from the Northern Paraguayan Chaco / Alfonso Otaegui -- The Chant-Owner and His Music : Musical Creativity and Verbal Artistry in the Ritual Life of an Amazonian Community / Jonathan D. Hill -- How to Transform the World(s) : Generating Transactive Timescapes through Myths, Songs, and Magic Formulas in the Guianas / Matthias Lewy -- Basketry, Mythology, and Shamanism in the Amerindian Cultures of Venezuela : An Ancestral "Art" Facing Innovation / Marie Claude Mattei Muller -- Yurupari's Disappearance : Women's Laughter and Organology without Musical Instruments in Vaupés / Juan Carlos Castrillón Vallejo
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (290 pages)
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