Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival - Interp Culture New Millennium (Hardback)Jean Muteba Rahier (author)
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"A welcome book for teaching undergraduates about important issues among communities little known outside their own circumstances. . . .Recommended."--Choice
"A captivating and informative study of the Roman Catholic Feast of the Three Kings as celebrated in two Ecuadorian towns. Rahier gathers extremely rich observations, described in minute detail and finely illustrated, and the book sheds new light on Ecuadorian race and gender relations with great flashes of analysis."--Kris Lane, author of The Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires
"A very interesting and thought-provoking treatment of the relationship between social and economic changes and their symbolic manifestations."--American Anthropologist
"Jean Muteba Rahier expertly uses a local expression of the Catholic celebration of Epiphany to examine the evolution of socioeconomic dynamics in rural Afro-descendant communities in Ecuador's coastal providence of Esmeraldas."--Journal of Latin American Studies
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