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Author Ball, Christopher Gordon, author

Title Exchanging words : language, ritual, and relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park / Christopher Ball
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press/SAR Press, 2018
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Series School for Advanced Research resident scholar series
School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Contents Introduction -- Chief's speech : Wauja ancestors, political authority, and belonging -- Bringing spirits : ritual curing and Wauja relations with spirits -- Kuri sings : intergroup rivalry and alter-centricity -- Inalienability : possession and exchange in intergroup relations -- Interdiscursive rivers : protesting the Paranatinga II Dam -- Pragmatics of development : asymmetries in interethnic exchange -- Taking spirits to France : Wauja identity on a world stage -- Conclusion : what we owe
Summary This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Intergroup relations -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu.
Waura Indians -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu -- Language.
Waura Indians -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu -- Rites and ceremonies.
Parque Nacional do Xingu (Brazil) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018015915
ISBN 0826358543 (electronic bk.)
9780826358547 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)