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Type: Artigo
Title: The Seven Girls: Thoughts On Jarawara Women, Experience And Effects
Title Alternative: As Sete Meninas: Reflexões Sobre Mulheres, Experiência E Efeitos Jarawara
Author: Maizza F.
Abstract: Based on my ethnography with the Jarawara, an Arawá speaking people of the Middle Purus river, the article aims to think about the girls’ end of reclusion party, the mariná, and its effects on the composition of a “takeable” agent. The idea developed here is that the “somnolence” (nokobisa), the “tiredness” (mama) and the “beauty” (amosa) are forms of ritual actions that aim to draw out of the women’s bodies their capacities of “being takeable” (towakama), of “being carriable” (weyena). Those qualities would also be associated with the shamans, that after consuming rapé (a tobacco based powder) are carried on the back of their plant-children and experience relations with a variety of beings in the neme (the “upper layer”)-beings which they meet in their dreams as well. I will try to think how a certain notion of jarawara women agency may be linked to the oneiric activity and to the shaman’s knowledge. © 2017, Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP. All rights reserved.
Subject: Agency
Amerindian Women
Gender Theories
Editor: Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/18094449201700490013
Date Issue: 2017
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