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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