Andean Cosmologies through Time: Persistence And Emergence

Hardcover | June 22, 1992

EditorRobert V.h. Dover, Katharine E. Seibold, John Holmes McDowell

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Concerned 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. Dealing with cultural authenticity in an Andean context, the essays describe a process facilitated by a cosmology which readily integrates the accoutrements of non-Andean community. At issue is not so much what is authentic but, rather, 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.

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Concerned 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 bel...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.04 inPublished:June 22, 1992Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253318157

ISBN - 13:9780253318152

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