Magical Writing In Salasaca: Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador

1st Edition

Peter Wogan

Published August 27, 2019
ISBN 9780367316754 - CAT# K433702

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This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists, comparisons with weaving, and a witch who kills people listed in his book of names. Magical Writing in Salasaca demonstrates that these beliefs reflect extensive contact with birth certificates, baptism


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