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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)