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Elastic selves and fluid cosmologies : Nahua resilience in a changing world
(University of St Andrews, 2010-11) - Thesis
In May 1984, the Nahua, a Panoan speaking indigenous people living in a remote corner of the Peruvian Amazon, experienced their ‘first contact’ with Peruvian national society. 25 years later they appear to many observers ...
Kinship and the saturation of life among the Kuna of Panamá
(University of St Andrews, 2010-05) - Thesis
This thesis is an ethnographic analysis of kinship among the Kuna of the San Blas Archipelago of eastern Panamá, which focuses on the creation of bodies and persons. San Blas island villages are characterized by a compact ...
The two shamans and the owner of the cattle : alterity, storytelling and shamanism amongst the Angaité of the Paraguayan Chaco
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06) - Thesis
My thesis examines from an ethnographic account how history has been made, told and interpreted by the Angaité people of the Chaco since the Paraguayan nation-state effectively carried out the colonization of this territory ...