Witsixuki: desejo alimentar, doença e morte entre os Wauja da Amazônia Meridional

Barcelos Neto, Aristoteles ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6236-2937 (2007) Witsixuki: desejo alimentar, doença e morte entre os Wauja da Amazônia Meridional. Journal de la Société des Américanistes, 93 (1). pp. 73-95.

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Witsixuki: food desire, illness and death among the Wauja of Southeastern Amazonia. This article is a Wauja ethnography of illness as an ontological mode of the transformation of sick humans into « bicho » (animal/spirit). I describe how unsatisfied desire for food, alterated bodily states, extreme pain, senses, dreams, visions and substances alien to the human body interconnect to create an empirical field for the Wauja concept of animal transformation. The ontological plan of transformations is not limited to the pathological conditions of the affected individuals, but it extends to all existing beings and things.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art History and World Art Studies (former - to 2014)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:57
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2024 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9596
DOI: 10.4000/jsa.6533

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