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Miskitu People of Awastara

ISBN-10: 0292702817
ISBN-13: 9780292702813
Edition: 2004
Authors: Philip A. Dennis
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Description: Returning to the northeastern coast of Nicaragua twenty years after his first visit, the author resumes friendships with members of the Miskitu community and continues his ethnographic work. He describes food habits, language, health practices,  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Returning to the northeastern coast of Nicaragua twenty years after his first visit, the author resumes friendships with members of the Miskitu community and continues his ethnographic work. He describes food habits, language, health practices, religious beliefs and storytelling, inviting the reader to experience life in Awastara.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Who Are the Miskitu People?
The Village of Awastara
Life in Victor and Plora's Family
Food and the Search for Upan
Turtle Fishermen and Others
Working in the Plantations
School Days
Miskitu Christianity
Health and Curing
Public Affairs and Community Development
Tibang and Concepts of Personhood
Leaving Awastara
Miskitu Glossary
References Cited
Index

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