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The Resource Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, José R. Oliver, (electronic resource)

Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, José R. Oliver, (electronic resource)

Label
Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
Title
Caciques and Cemí idols
Title remainder
the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
Statement of responsibility
José R. Oliver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cemís are both portable artifacts and embodiments of persons or spirit, which the Taínos and other natives of the Greater Antilles (ca. AD 1000-1550) regarded as numinous beings with supernatural or magic powers. This volume takes a close look at the relationship between humans and other (non-human) beings that are imbued with cemí power, specifically within the Taíno inter-island cultural sphere encompassing Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. The relationships address the important questions of identity and personhood of the cemí icons and their human?owners? and the implications of cemí gift-givin
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oliver, José R
Dewey number
972.9/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taino Indians
  • Taino Indians
  • Taino Indians
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Stone implements
  • Icons
  • Christianity and culture
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Spain
  • Hispaniola
  • Hispaniola
Label
Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, José R. Oliver, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Believers of Cemíism : who were the Taínos and where did they come from? -- Webs of interaction : human beings, other beings, and many things -- Personhood and the animistic Amerindian perspective -- Contrasting animistic and naturalistic worldviews -- The Cemí reveals its personhood and its body form -- Cemí idols and Taínoan idolatry -- Cemís and personal identities -- The power and potency of the Cemís -- The display of Cemís : personal vs. communal ownership, private vs. public function -- Face-to-face interactions : Cemís, idols, and the native political elite -- Hanging on to and losing the power of the Cemí idols -- The inheritance and reciprocal exchange of Cemí icons -- Cemís : alienable or inalienable; to give and to keep -- Stone collars, elbow stones, and caciques -- Ancestor Cemís and the Cemíification of the caciques -- The guaíza face masks : gifts of the living for the living -- The circulation of chief's names, women, and Cemís : between the greater and lesser Antilles -- Up in arms : Taíno freedom fighters in Higüey and Boriquén -- The virgin Mary icons and native Cemís : two cases of religious syncretism in Cuba -- Religious syncretism and transculturation : the crossroads toward new identities -- Final remarks
Control code
ocn647814611
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381172
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647814611
Label
Caciques and Cemí idols : the web spun by Taíno rulers between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, José R. Oliver, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Believers of Cemíism : who were the Taínos and where did they come from? -- Webs of interaction : human beings, other beings, and many things -- Personhood and the animistic Amerindian perspective -- Contrasting animistic and naturalistic worldviews -- The Cemí reveals its personhood and its body form -- Cemí idols and Taínoan idolatry -- Cemís and personal identities -- The power and potency of the Cemís -- The display of Cemís : personal vs. communal ownership, private vs. public function -- Face-to-face interactions : Cemís, idols, and the native political elite -- Hanging on to and losing the power of the Cemí idols -- The inheritance and reciprocal exchange of Cemí icons -- Cemís : alienable or inalienable; to give and to keep -- Stone collars, elbow stones, and caciques -- Ancestor Cemís and the Cemíification of the caciques -- The guaíza face masks : gifts of the living for the living -- The circulation of chief's names, women, and Cemís : between the greater and lesser Antilles -- Up in arms : Taíno freedom fighters in Higüey and Boriquén -- The virgin Mary icons and native Cemís : two cases of religious syncretism in Cuba -- Religious syncretism and transculturation : the crossroads toward new identities -- Final remarks
Control code
ocn647814611
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381172
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647814611

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