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Author Ball, Christopher Gordon, author.

Title Exchanging words : language, ritual, and relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park / Christopher Ball.

Publication Info. Santa Fe : School for Advanced Research Press ; Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Series School for Advanced Research resident scholar series
School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Chief's speech : Wauja ancestors, political authority, and belonging -- Bringing spirits : ritual curing and Wauja relations with spirits -- Kuri sings : intergroup rivalry and alter-centricity -- Inalienability : possession and exchange in intergroup relations -- Interdiscursive rivers : protesting the Paranatinga II Dam -- Pragmatics of development : asymmetries in interethnic exchange -- Taking spirits to France : Wauja identity on a world stage -- Conclusion : what we owe.
Summary This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors.
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Subject Waura Indians -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu -- Language.
Waura Indians -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu -- Rites and ceremonies.
Intergroup relations -- Brazil -- Parque Nacional do Xingu.
Parque Nacional do Xingu (Brazil) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ball, Christopher Gordon. Exchanging words. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press/SAR Press, 2018 9780826358530 (DLC) 2017056955
ISBN 9780826358547 (electronic book)
0826358543 (electronic book)
9780826358530 (paperback ; alkaline paper)