Kneading life: women and the celebration of the dead in the Ecuadorian Andes

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Abstract

This article analyses the celebration of the dead in the Quichua village of Pesillo, in the Northern Andes of Ecuador. My aim is to present a view of these celebrations from the viewpoint of the women participating in them. Unlike classical approaches to death in the Andes, my analysis presents the commemoration of the dead 'from the kitchen', in order to make room for women's elaborations of death and the deceased that previous analyses have neglected. My focus is therefore not on agriculture but on conviviality and everyday practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-277
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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