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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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ACUNA D, Ángel. The body in the cultural memory Kawésqar. Magallania [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.1, pp.103-129. ISSN 0718-2244.

The main objective of this work focuses on the study of various aspects of kawesqar society and culture through historical and ethnographic facts derived from their corporality. With this dual methodological perspective and the limits imposed by the data produced in the research process, we show the role played by the different physical contingencies (childbirth, primary care, initiation rituals, clothes, nutrition, hygienic practices, health, sexuality, games, dances, gestures,...) in Kawesqar ancient culture, noting likewise the extent of the alteration caused by the different facts that have been involved in the change process (sailors, missionaries, settlers, government policy,...) until the present.

Keywords : Kawésqar; body; memory; culture.

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