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“ ‘I’m Inca’: The Fiesta of Mamacha Carmen in the Andean village of Pisac”
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Ritual Studies, ISSN 0890-1112, Vol. 21, no 2, 46-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the communication of identity in ritual dancing during the Fiesta de Virgen del Carmen in Pisac, a village in the Peruvian Andes. In framing an arena for representation and interpreting local lifeworlds the fiesta is endowed with profoundly existential significance for the participants. In performing the different characters, the dancers are given opportunities to renegotiate social and economic structures. By using their bodies to transcend their everyday practices and habitus, and to infuse them with new meanings, the dancers articulate new and politically transformative messages about tradition, power and social hierarchy.

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2007. Vol. 21, no 2, 46-56 p.
Keyword [en]
Andean fiesta, Mamacha Carmen, dances, ritual
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41643Local ID: 58613OAI: diva2:262497
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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