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Andean Cosmologies through Time: Persistence and Emergence

Andean Cosmologies through Time: Persistence and Emergence (Hardback)


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Concerned with Andean cosmology both as the manifestation of a system of belief and as a way of thinking or worldview that orders the social environment, this volume advances an explanation of why Andean indigenous communities are still recognizably Andean after a half-millennium of forced exposure to Western systems of thought and belief. Dealing with cultural authenticity in an Andean context, the essays describe a process facilitated by a cosmology which readily integrates the accoutrements of non-Andean community. At issue is not so much what is authentic but, rather, how it is perceived to be authentic and how it is so maintained. The nine authors explore a model in which a consistent and persistent cosmological discourse leads, not to an emergent social order, but to a social order which continually emerges as a peculiarly Andean phenomenon.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeCosmology & the universe Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 22/06/1992 ISBN-13: 9780253318152  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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