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The Resource In this body : Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit, Servando Z. Hinojosa

In this body : Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit, Servando Z. Hinojosa

Label
In this body : Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit
Title
In this body
Title remainder
Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit
Statement of responsibility
Servando Z. Hinojosa
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Kaqchikel Maya, who live in the highlands of central Guatemala, experience soul as part of a continuum of bodily states. This account of life in one highland Maya community shows how, among Kaqchikels, spirit expresses itself fundamentally through the body, and not as something entirely separate from the body. By examining the lived-meanings of midwifery, soul therapy, and community dance in the town of San Juan Comalapa, the book identifies the body as the primary vehicle for spiritual grounding in daily life. Hinojosa invites readers to understand how specialists in these activities articulate their knowledge of the spirit through their understanding of blood, and he encourages readers to glimpse the hidden life of the body and how bodily processes guide local understandings of spirit at the personal and group level. This work further illuminates the agentive role of the body in Maya spiritual experience and enriches the current discussions of Maya spiritual revitalization"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1968-
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Hinojosa, Servando Z.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1465.2.C3
LC item number
H56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cakchikel Indians
  • Cakchikel Indians
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Mind and body
  • Midwifery
  • Mental healing
  • Indian dance
  • Community life
  • Comalapa (Guatemala)
  • Mind-Body Therapies
  • Indians, Central American
  • Spiritual Therapies
  • Midwifery
  • Culture
  • Guatemala
Label
In this body : Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit, Servando Z. Hinojosa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Soul and Place in Mesoamerica -- Approaching Soul in Mesoamerica -- The Human Landscape in Comalapa -- Embodying Spirit in Comalapa -- Part Two: The Midwife and Spiritual Gestation -- The Midwife at Work -- Birth Organs and the Stirring of Will -- Knowledge about the Soul and the Child's Fate -- Part Three. The Soul-Therapist and Securing of Spirit -- Soul-Therapists and their Beginnings -- Elusive Spirits and Surrogate Bodies -- Part Four. Maya Dancers and Renewal of Spirit -- Performing Soul, Performing Community -- The Las Delicias Becoming -- The Moros in Public and Private Space -- Appendix
Control code
ocn907885311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780826335234
Lccn
2015002177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907885311
Label
In this body : Kaqchikel Maya and the grounding of spirit, Servando Z. Hinojosa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Soul and Place in Mesoamerica -- Approaching Soul in Mesoamerica -- The Human Landscape in Comalapa -- Embodying Spirit in Comalapa -- Part Two: The Midwife and Spiritual Gestation -- The Midwife at Work -- Birth Organs and the Stirring of Will -- Knowledge about the Soul and the Child's Fate -- Part Three. The Soul-Therapist and Securing of Spirit -- Soul-Therapists and their Beginnings -- Elusive Spirits and Surrogate Bodies -- Part Four. Maya Dancers and Renewal of Spirit -- Performing Soul, Performing Community -- The Las Delicias Becoming -- The Moros in Public and Private Space -- Appendix
Control code
ocn907885311
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780826335234
Lccn
2015002177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907885311

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