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Author Marcos, Sylvia.

Title Taken from the lips [electronic resource] : gender and eros in Mesoamerican religions / by Sylvia Marcos ; with a foreword by Catherine Keller.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 146 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Series Religion in the Americas series, 1542-1279 ; v. 5
Religion in the Americas series ; v. 5. 1542-1279
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136) and index.
Contents Curing and Cosmology -- Duality, Fluidity, and Equilibrium -- The Sacred Earth of the Nahuas -- Gender and Healing Rituals -- Fusion with the Sacred -- Corporeality, Religious Metaphor, and Narrative -- Indigenous Eroticism and Colonial Morality -- Scattering of Jades -- Beyond Mesoamerica -- Epilogue.
Summary This volume deals with the world of women in Mesoamerica, discussing particularly the religious and ritual aspects of gender. As its sources, it uses colonial documents of the contact period with European cultures, testimonies of the subjugated indigenous during the colonial period, as well as contemporary ethnographic studies. The book starts with an analysis of healing rituals in contemporary Mexico, focusing on the "refunctionalization" of ancient beliefs and practices. From there it moves spiral-like between pre-hispanic and colonial pasts and diverse presents. The section on "orality" is a methodological proposal for the study of indigenous religious traditions. The book is illustrated with reproductions of ancient codices.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indian women -- Mexico -- Historiography.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Mexico.
Sex role -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Social life and customs.
Mexico -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Marcos, Sylvia. Taken from the lips. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006 (DLC) 2006047579
ISBN 9789047408680 (electronic bk.)
9047408683 (electronic bk.)
9004148906 (pbk. ; alk. paper)