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Juremas Children in the Forest of Spirits

By Clarice Novaes da Mota
ISBN: 9781853394027
This in-depth study examines the colonized native groups of the Kariri and the Shoko of North-eastern Brazil and it shows how a threatened minority group can effectively help to shape its future and how small groups of disenfranchized individuals can recover their ethnic identity and human dignity.

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  • Synopsis
    This in-depth study examines the colonized native groups of the Kariri and the Shoko of North-eastern Brazil and it shows how a threatened minority group can effectively help to shape its future and how small groups of disenfranchized individuals can recover their ethnic identity and human dignity. The significance of this study extends far beyond these groups alone, and the book will be of interest to students of ethnicity, folklore, ethnobotany and epistemology. Published in the Indigenous Knowledge and Development series.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction 1
    1. Ethnohistory and cultural identity 9
    2. Ouricuri ritual, secrets and power 25
    3. Space and time 38
    4. Nature's kinfolk 57
    5. The healing universe 70
    6. Materia Medica and sets of health conditions 85
    7. Conclusions: ethnicity, cognition and survival 92
    Notes 104
    Appendix 107
    Glossary 123
    Bibliography 128
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Clarice Novaes da Mota
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 144
    Format Paperback / softback