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Title: Jeroky Porã. Juegos, saberes y experiencias infantiles mbyá-guaraní en Misiones
Written By: Noelia Enriz
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Anthropology 14

Jeroky Porã es la frase con la que madres mbyá guaraní estimulan la
participación de los niños y niñas en las danzas que se desarrollan en las
ceremonias religiosas. El texto aborda las experiencias cotidianas de los
niños mbyá, en tres zonas particulares de la provincia de Misiones
(Argentina). Se propone dar cuenta de los ámbitos diferenciales de
producción y circulación de saber y conocimiento que estos niños
experimentan, teniendo como eje central las diferencias entre aquellos que
acceden o no a la escolaridad. En tal sentido, se distinguen las
experiencias religiosas, las que se desarrollan en el ámbito escolar y
aquellas del entorno doméstico.

Desde las categorías nativas se abordan la organización cotidiana del
tiempo de los niños mbyá. Por un lado se desarrollan las dimensiones
sociales otorgadas al juego y las prácticas asociadas a éste, mientras que
por otro lado se vinculan las categorías nativas etarias y las prácticas
socialmente admitidas en cada instancia. El texto aborda a su vez, las
particularidades de la población mbyá en la provincia de Misiones y en el
contexto general. Por último ofrece una apuesta metodológica particular
enmarcada en la antropología de la niñez.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chiripá
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880379
Pages: 279
Prices: Europe EURO 72.60