Tortillas for the Gods A Symbolic Analysis of Zinacanteco Rituals

ISBN-10: 0806125594
ISBN-13: 9780806125596
Edition: 1993
Authors: Evon Z. Vogt
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Description: Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition originally published in 1976 on the relationship between food and ceremony. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Reprint of the Harvard University Press edition originally published in 1976 on the relationship between food and ceremony. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Introduction
Some Problems in Decoding Ritual Symbols
Ritual as a Communications System
Ritual as a Meaning System
On Binary Oppositions
Zinacanteco Cosmology and Socioreligious Organization
The Life Cycle
Social Organization
Religious Organization
Recurring Episodes in Zinacanteco Ritual
A Matrix of Binary Discriminations
Focal Symbolic Action in Ritual Episodes
House and Field Rituals
House and Field Ceremonies as Rituals of Repayment
House and Field as Models of the Universe
House and Field Rituals as Symbols of Social Order
Rituals of Affliction: Description
The Great Seeing Ceremony
Rituals of Affliction: Interpretations
The Corral-Bed
Ritual Plants as Metaphors
The Sacrificial Chickens
Maize Divination and Calling the Lost Soul
Waterhole and Lineage Rituals
Variations in the K'IN KRUS Rituals
Interpretations of K'IN KRUS Rituals
Some Recurring Cargo Rituals
The Flower Renewal Ritual
The Ritual Counting of the Saints' Necklaces
Change-of-Office Rituals
Structural and Temporal Symbols in the Cargo Rituals
End-of-the-Year/New-Year Cargo Ceremonies I
MIXATIK (Masses)
The Posada (Inn) Ceremony
Building the Creche
The Drama of Ritual Aggression
The Birth of the Christ Children
Christmas Day and the Spinning Lesson
New Year's Day
Epiphany
End-of-the-Year/New-Year Cargo Ceremonies II
Ritual Impersonators
Props
Schedule of Events
Unique Features of the Fiesta
Transfer of Sacred Objects of Office
Comments on the Fiesta of San Sebastian
Interpretations of End-of-Year/New-Year Ceremonies
Year Renewal Rituals
The Ritual in the Center
Variations and Interpretations
Some Dynamics of Change in Zinacanteco Ritual
Trends, 1942-1972
Nativistic Reactions in Contemporary Zinacantan
Symbols in Zinacanteco Culture
Appendix I: Tzotzil Phonemes
Appendix II: Harvard Chiapas Project Field Workers, 1969-1975
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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