Performing Dreams: Discourses of Immortality Among the Xavante of Central Brazil

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University of Texas Press, 1995 - Social Science - 290 pages
"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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Contents

PERFORMING DREAMS
1
DESCENDANTS OF THE FIRST CREATORS
19
MINISTRY BUILDING 1980
56
SOUNDS OF TIME THE TIME OF SOUNDS
85
SINGING DREAMS DREAMS OF SINGING
103
EITHER A CLOCKWISE OR COUNTERCLOCKWISE DIRECTION
111
SOME PRITAI?WA NOVITIATES PERFORMING DANO?RE
119
THE POLITICS OF NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE
137
WARĀ SEATING ARRANGEMENTS AFTER THE 1985
148
BECOMING A CREATOR
175
PERFORMING THE DREAM
207
WARODI FITTING THE BURITI FIBER ROBE TO
210
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