A Goddess in Motion: Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza

The current practice of the cult of María Lionza is one of the most important and yet unexplored religious practices in Venezuela. Based on long-term fieldwork, this book explores the role of images and visual culture within the cult. By adopting a relational approach, A Goddess in Motion shows how...

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Main Author: Canals, Roger
Format: Electronic Book
Language:Undetermined language
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Published: New York, NY [publisher not identified] 2017
Edition:1st edition
Series/Journal:New Directions in Anthropology 42
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Parallel Edition:Available in another form: 9781785336126
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Summary:The current practice of the cult of María Lionza is one of the most important and yet unexplored religious practices in Venezuela. Based on long-term fieldwork, this book explores the role of images and visual culture within the cult. By adopting a relational approach, A Goddess in Motion shows how the innumerable images of this goddess—represented as an Indian, white or mestizo woman—move constantly from objects to bodies, from bodies to dreams, and from the religion domain to the art world. In short, this book is a fascinating study that sheds light on the role of visual creativity in contemporary religious manifestations
List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Who is María Lionza? -- Chapter 2. The cult of María Lionza -- Chapter 3. The ritual image -- Chapter 4. Between Art and Religion -- Chapter 5. Bodies, Dreams and Apparitions -- Chapter 6. A Globalized Goddess -- Chapter 7. A Network of Images -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index --
Item Description:Zielgruppe - Audience: Professional and scholarly
ISBN:1785336134