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The power of symbols : masks and masquerade in the Americas

Author: N Ross Crumrine; Marjorie M Halpin
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Power of symbols.
Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)643902123
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Ross Crumrine; Marjorie M Halpin
ISBN: 0774801662 9780774801669
OCLC Number: 10076741
Notes: Papers originally presented at a symposium held at the 43rd International Congress of Americanists.
Description: 244 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Masks, participants, and audience / N. Ross Crumrine --
The many faces of masks and masking : discussion / Elisabeth Tooker --
Part I : North America --
Labrador Nalujuk : the transformation of an Aboriginal Inuit ritual complex in a post-contact setting / Barnett Richling --
Naskapi trance : counterbalance to the mask / Lucy W. Turner --
Seneca masks / William C. Sturtevant --
Cherokee Booger mask tradition / Raymond D. Fogelson and Amelia R. Bell --
Analogic causality and the power of masks / Stanley Walens --
Part II : Middle America --
The mask and magic of the Yaqui paskola clowns / Steven V. Lutes --
Mask use and meaning in Easter ceremonialism : the Mayo Parisero / N. Ross Crumrine --
Symbolic representation in Mexican combat plays / Frances Gillmor --
The meaning of masking in San Pedro Chenalho / Victoria R. Bricker --
Tarascan masks of women as agents of social control / Janet Brody Esser --
Part III : South America --
The devil mask : a contemporary variant of Andean iconography in Oruro / Guillermo Delgado-P. --
Masks in the Incaic solstice and equinoctial rituals / R.T. Zuidema --
Being an essence : totemic representation among the eastern Bororo / J. Christopher Crocker --
Masks and masquerades in Venezuela / Angelina Pollak-Eltz --
Part IV : Conclusion and synthesis --
The mask and the violation of taboo / Laura Makarius --
Masks : a re-examination, or "Masks? You mean they affect the brain?" / Mark Webber, Christopher Stephens, and Charles Laughlin, Jr. --
The mask of tradition / Marjorie Halpin.
Responsibility: edited by N. Ross Crumrine & Marjorie Halpin.
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