Mixe Of Oaxaca

Mixe Of Oaxaca

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The Mixe of Oaxaca was the first extensive ethnography of the Mixe, with a special focus on Mixe religious beliefs and rituals and the curing practices associated with them. It records the procedures, design-plan, corresponding prayers, and symbolic context of well over one hundred rituals. Frank Lipp has written a new preface for this edition, in which he comments on the relationship of Mixe religion to current theoretical understandings of present-day Middle American folk religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292747050
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Frank J. Lipp is Research Director of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. He has taught at Pace University and the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Munro S. Edmonson
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Social Organization and Kinship
  • 2. Subsistence Agriculture
  • 3. Religious Belief System
  • 4. Calendrical System
  • 5. Ritual Behavior
  • 6. Rites of Passage
  • 7. Village Festivals
  • 8. Medical Concepts and Behavior
  • 9. Postscript
  • Appendixes
    • A. Mixe Region
    • B. Mixe Phonemes
    • C. Mixe Texts
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Mixe
    • Spanish and Nahuatl
  • Literature Cited
  • Index

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