In This Body Hardback

Kaqchikel Maya and the Grounding of Spirit

by Servando Z Hinojosa;

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In This Body

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The Kaqchikel Maya, who live in the highlands of central Guatemala, experience soul as part of a continuum of bodily states. This account of life in one highland Maya community shows how, among Kaqchikels, spirit expresses itself fundamentally through the body, and not as something entirely separate from the body. By examining the lived-meanings of midwifery, soul therapy, and community dance in the town of San Juan Comalapa, the book identifies the body as the primary vehicle for spiritual grounding in daily life. Hinojosa invites readers to understand how specialists in these activities articulate their knowledge of the spirit through their understanding of blood, and he encourages readers to glimpse the hidden life of the body and how bodily processes guide local understandings of spirit at the personal and group level. This work further illuminates the agentive role of the body in Maya spiritual experience and enriches the current discussions of Maya spiritual revitalization.

In This Body by Servando Z Hinojosa was published by University of New Mexico Press in November 2015. The ISBN for In This Body is 9780826335234.

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Details for In This Body

Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press (November 2015)
Number of Pages264
Thickness28 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4338387
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