Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia by Aparecida Vilaca PDF

By Aparecida Vilaca

Praying and Preying deals one of many infrequent anthropological monographs at the Christian adventure of up to date Amazonian indigenous peoples, in response to an ethnographic learn of the connection among the Wari’, population of Brazilian Amazonia, and the Evangelical missionaries of the recent Tribes venture. Vilaça turns to an enormous diversity of old, ethnographic and mythological fabric relating to either the Wari’ and missionaries views and the author’s personal ethnographic box notes from her greater than 30-year involvement with the Wari’ neighborhood. constructing an in depth discussion among the Melanesian literature, which informs a lot of the new paintings within the Anthropology of Christianity, and the ideas and theories deriving from Amazonian ethnology, specifically the notions of openness to the opposite, volatile dualism, and perspectivism, the writer offers a fine-grained research of the equivocations and paradoxes that underlie the interpretation techniques played through different brokers concerned and their implications for the transformation of the local concept of personhood.  

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