Ritual Encounters: Otavalan Modern and Mythic Community

Ritual Encounters: Otavalan Modern and Mythic Community

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This book examines ritual practices and public festivals in the Otavalo and Cotacachi areas of northern Andean Ecuador's Imbabura province. Otavaleños are a unique group in that they maintain their traditional identity but also cultivate a cosmopolitanism through frequent international travel. Ritual Encounters explores the moral, mythic, and modern crossroads at which Otavaleños stand, and how, at this junction, they come to define themselves as millennial… (more)


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Publisher: University of Illinois Press (January 09, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 232 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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