Carrying The Word

Author: Susanna Rostas
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457109492
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Carrying The Word from the Author: Susanna Rostas. In Carrying the Word: The Concheros Dance in Mexico City, the first full length study of the Concheros dancers, Susanna Rostas explores the experience of this unique group, whose use of dance links rural religious practices with urban post-modern innovation in distinctive ways even within Mexican culture, which is rife with ritual dances. The Concheros blend Catholic and indigenous traditions in their performances, but are not governed by a predetermined set of beliefs; rather they are bound together by long standing interpersonal connections framed by the discipline of their tradition. The Concheros manifest their spirituality by means of the dance. Rostas traces how they construct their identity and beliefs, both individual and communal, by its means. The book offers new insights into the experience of dancing as a Conchero while also exploring their history, organization and practices. Carrying the Word provides a new way for audiences to understand the Conchero's dance tradition, and will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Mesoamerica. Those studying identity, religion, and tradition will find this social-anthropological work particularly enlightening

In The Shadow Of Cort S

Author: Kathleen Ann Myers
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816521034
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In The Shadow Of Cort S from the Author: Kathleen Ann Myers. "In the Shadow of Cortes" offers a visual and cultural history of the legacy of the contact between Spaniards and indigenous civilizations of Mexico. Kathleen Ann Myers reveals how the symbolic geography of the conquest fuels a historical memory of colonialism that continues to shape lives today."

The Madrid Codex

Author: Gabrielle Vail
Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
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The Madrid Codex from the Author: Gabrielle Vail. This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, the Madrid Codex includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from the second to the fifteenth centuries A.D. Some scholars have recently argued that the Madrid Codex originated in the PetĂƒĂ‚Â©n region of Guatemala and post-dates European contact. The contributors to this volume challenge that view by demonstrating convincingly that it originated in northern Yucatán and was painted in the Pre-Columbian era. In addition, several contributors reveal provocative connections among the Madrid and Borgia group of codices from Central Mexico.

Sweeping The Way

Author: Catherine R. DiCesare
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Sweeping The Way from the Author: Catherine R. DiCesare. Incorporating human sacrifice, flaying, and mock warfare, the pre-Columbian Mexican ceremony known as Ochpaniztli, or “Sweeping,” has long attracted attention. Although among the best known of eighteen annual ceremonies, Ochpaniztli’s significance has nevertheless been poorly understood. Ochpaniztli is known mainly from early colonial illustrated manuscripts produced in cross-cultural collaboration between Spanish missionary-chroniclers and native Mexican informants and artists. Although scholars typically privilege the manuscripts’ textual descriptions, Sweeping the Way examines the fundamental role of their pictorial elements, which significantly expand the information contained in the texts. DiCesare emphasizes the primacy of the regalia, ritual implements, and adornments of the patron “goddess” as the point of intersection between sacred, cosmic forces and ceremonial celebrants. The associations of these paraphernalia indicate that Ochpaniztli was a period of purification rituals, designed to transform and protect individual and communal bodies alike. Spanish friars were unable to apprehend the complex nature of the festival’s patroness, ultimately fragmenting her identity into categories meeting their expectations, which continues to vex modern investigations. Taken together, the variety of Ochpaniztli sources offer a useful tool for addressing myriad issues of translation and transformation in pre-Columbian and post-conquest Mexico, as Christian friars and native Mexicans together negotiated a complex body of information about outlawed ritual practices and proscribed sacred entities.

Indigenes Erbe Im Internet

Author: Laura M. Corkovic
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839440017
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Indigenes Erbe Im Internet from the Author: Laura M. Corkovic. Die Chicanos kĂ€mpfen seit den spĂ€ten 1960er Jahren um kulturelle Anerkennung und soziale Gleichberechtigung in der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Ihr indigenes Erbe stellt dabei ein essentielles Element der eigenen IdentitĂ€t und kĂŒnstlerischen AuthentizitĂ€t dar. Ausgehend von 27 Interviews mit Chicano-Fotografen und -Aktivisten wie Delilah Montoya, Kathy Vargas, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Harry Gamboa Jr., Oscar Castillo, Orlando Lara, Robert C. BuitrĂłn und David Bacon analysiert Laura M. Corkovic, wie effizient sie das Internet fĂŒr ihren Kampf nutzen. In vier konkreten Fallstudien arbeitet sie die Bedeutung der indigenen Kulturen in der zeitgenössischen Chicano-Fotografie sowie ihre Online-PrĂ€sentation im Vergleich zu den Printmedien heraus.

Masks Of The Spirit

Author: Peter T. Markman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520064188
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Masks Of The Spirit from the Author: Peter T. Markman. "This illustrated study guides the reader through the long history of Mesoamerican mask-making. It explores many themes associated with one of the least understood yet fascinating religious and mythological traditions."--Amazon.

Raising A Digital Child

Author: Mike Ribble
Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ
ISBN: 9781564842503
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Raising A Digital Child from the Author: Mike Ribble. As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with all the new technologies your children take for granted? Cell phones, online games, instant messaging, social networking, and other technologies have all become so important in the daily of lives of young people. The kids view this new digital culture as a normal way of life, even though as parents you may feel overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar challenges. Cyber bullies, stalkers, identity theft, intellectual property theftits hard to know just what you can do to confront the risks. You want your children to enjoy all the benefits a technological society has to offer, but at the same time, you want them to stay safe and act as responsible members of society. Raising a Digital Child is your guide to many of the newest and most popular technologies, in parent-friendly language, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor, and the types of behaviors that every child should learn in order to become good a citizen in this new digital world. Also available: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347 Safe Practices for Life Online: A Guide for Middle and High School - ISBN 1564842487 About the Author Mike Ribble has served as a classroom biology teacher, a secondary school administrator, a network manager for a community college, and a university instructor. He received a doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University. He is also co-author of the best-selling Digital Citizenship in Schools (ISTE 2007).

The Anthropology Of Religion Magic And Witchcraft

Author: Rebecca Stein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315532166
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The Anthropology Of Religion Magic And Witchcraft from the Author: Rebecca Stein. This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a rich range of ethnographic material. The fourth edition of The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft offers: ‱ increased coverage of new religious movements, fundamentalism, and religion and conflict/violence; ‱ fresh case study material with examples drawn from around the globe; ‱ further resources via a comprehensive companion website. This is an essential guide for students encountering anthropology of religion for the first time.

Grammar Of The Mexican Language

Author: Horacio Carochi
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804766050
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Grammar Of The Mexican Language from the Author: Horacio Carochi. The primary native language of central Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest, Nahuatl was used from the mid-sixteenth century forward in an astounding array of alphabetic written documents. James Lockhart, an eminent historian of early Latin America, is the leading interpreter of Nahuatl texts. One of his main tools of instruction has been Horacio Carochi's monumental 1645 Arte de la lengua mexicana, the most influential work ever published on Nahuatl grammar. This new edition includes the original Spanish and an English translation on facing pages. The corpus of examples, source of much of our knowledge about vowel quality and glottal stop in Nahuatl, is presented once in its original form, once in a rationalized manner. Copious footnotes provide explanatory commentary and more literal translations of some of Carochi's examples. The volume is an indispensable pedagogical tool and the first critical edition of the premier monument of Nahuatl grammatical literature.