By Krista E. Van Vleet
In the highland sector of Sullk'ata, positioned within the rural Bolivian Andes, recurring actions similar to sharing nutrients, paintings, and tales create a feeling of relatedness between humans. via those day by day interactions—as good as more odd events—individuals negotiate the affective bonds and hierarchies in their relationships. In Performing Kinship, Krista E. Van Vleet unearths the ways that relatedness is evoked, played, and recast one of the girls of Sullk'ata.
Portraying relationships of camaraderie and clash, Van Vleet argues that narrative illuminates strength relationships, which constitution transformations between girls in addition to among men and women. She additionally contends that during the Andes gender can't be understood with no consciousness to kinship.
Stories akin to that of the younger girl who migrates to town to do household paintings and later returns to the highlands voicing a deep ambivalence concerning the conventional authority of her in-laws offer enlightening examples of the ways that storytelling allows citizens of Sullk'ata to make experience of occasions and hyperlink themselves to each other in quite a few relationships. a colourful ethnography, Performing Kinship deals a unprecedented glimpse into an compelling world.
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Performing Kinship: Narrative, Gender, and the Intimacies of Power in the Andes by Krista E. Van Vleet