Posted by: White Cranes | April 12, 2014

Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche

Drawing on anthropologist Ana Mariella Bacigalupo’s fifteen years of field research, Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche is the first study to follow shamans’ gender identities and performance in a variety of ritual, social, sexual, and political contexts.
To Mapuche shamans, or machi, the foye tree is of special importance, not only for its medicinal

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