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

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 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
XAVANTE LEADER CELESTINO EN ROUTE TO A FEDERAL
56
SOUNDS OF TIME THE TIME OF SOUNDS
64
SINGING DREAMS DREAMS OF SINGING
103
DAN07RE PERFORMERS MOVE AROUND THE VILLAGE
106
PREINITIATE WAPTC PERFORMING DAN07RE
113
SOME ?RITAI?WA NOVITIATES PERFORMING DAN07RE
119
WARA SEATING ARRANGEMENTS AFTER THE 1985
148
BECOMING A CREATOR
175
WARODI FITTING THE BURITI FIBER ROBE TO
210
PERFORMING THE DREAM
215
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About the author (1995)

Graham is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa.

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