Performing Dreams: Discourses of Immortality Among the Xavante of Central Brazil
"Discourse-centered approach to Xavante culture focuses on the performance of songs, the telling of dreams, and the transmission of culture. Principal arguments are that the meaning of expressive practices is constructed through performance; that dreams m
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DESCENDANTS OF THE FIRST CREATORS
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a?uwc according acoustic age grade age-set Agostim ahata Ai?rere ancestors Apowc babacu bachelors began behavior body paint Brasilia Brazilian buriti central plaza ceremonial Cipasse continue created creation da-dzarono da-ho?re da-ho?re performance da-wawa dance David Maybury-Lewis descendants discourse discursive practices discussion dream narrative dream performance dreamed songs elders Etcpa example experience faction formal FUNAI gathered hedza hoimana?u?6 hotora immortal creators in-laws indigenous individual initiation jabiru Kuluene listen living Lopes da Silva male Matinha mature men's Maybury-Lewis men's council moiety move mrcmc myth telling Nova Xavantina novitiates participants pattern phrases Pimentel Barbosa political pre-initiate ranchers relationship represent rice Rio das Mortes Riridu ritai?wa novitiates Sao Marcos senior sharing Sibupa singing social song Sorupredu sound speak speaker sponsors Supto tape recorder tion Tsoreprc utterances vante village voices wadzapari?wa waptc wara ward Warodi Warodi's dream women Xavante communities Xavante leaders Xavante's Xerente Xokleng young youths