|aAndean cosmologies through time :|bpersistence and emergence /|cedited by Robert V.H. Dover, Katharine E. Seibold, John H. McDowell.
|aBloomington :|bIndiana University Press,|cc1992.
|aviii, 274 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aCaribbean and Latin American studies
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aInca cosmos in Andean context : from the perspective of the Capac raymi Camay quilla feast celebrating the December solstice in Cuzco / R. Tom Zuidema -- Water ideology in Inca ethnogenesis / Jeanette E. Sherbondy -- Catechisms and confessionarios : distorting mirrors of Andean societies / Monica Barnes -- Exemplary ancestors and pernicious spirits : Sibundoy concepts of culture evolution / John H. McDowell -- Inside/outside, which side counts? : duality-of-self and bipartization in Quechua / Lawrence K. Carpenter -- Shaman versus nurse in an Aymara village : traditional and modern medicine in conflict / Joseph W. Bastien -- Textiles and cosmology in Choquecancha, Cuzco, Peru / Katharine E. Seibold -- Reinvented traditions : the heraldry of ethnic militancy in the Colombian Andes / Joanne Rappaport -- Communalism and differentiation in an Andean community / Gary Urton.
|aConcerned with Andean cosmology both as the manifestation of a system of belief and as a way of thinking or worldview that orders the social environment, this volume advances an explanation of why Andean Indigenous communities are still recognizably Andean after a half millennium of forced exposure to Western systems of thought and belief. Examining cultural authenticity in an Andean context, the authors describe a process facilitated by a cosmology which readily integrates the accouterments of non-Andean and other Andean influences in a given Andean community. At issue is not so much what is authentic but how it is perceived to be authentic and how it is so maintained. The nine authors explore a model in which a consistent and persistent cosmological discourse leads not to an emergent social order but to a social order which continually emerges as a peculiarly Andean phenomenon. This volume describes a set of mechanisms which together comprise a uniquely Andean perspective through which given communities perceive themselves or are perceived through time to be Andean.
|aIndian philosophy|zAndes Region.
|aIndians of South America|xReligion.|zAndes Region
|aIndians of South America|xCultural assimilation|zAndes Region.