ISSN 0254-9212 versión impresa
ENRIZ, Noelia. Tomar asiento: la concepción y el nacimiento mbyá guaraní. Anthropologica, dic. 2010, vol.28, no.28, p.117-138. ISSN 0254-9212.
This paper examines the practices related to pregnancy, birth, naming, and circulation of children in order to approach to their socially constructed place among the Argentine’s Mbyá Guaraní. I begin by arguing that the religious values are central to their production as people. Then I examine some non-ordinary and disruptive situations, such as the conception and birth of twins, to show how a Mbyá person settles down in the group. Finally, I consider the exceptions to the traditional ways for they show that in the Mbyá worldview, new mechanisms of inclusion of children have been generated.
Palabras llave: Mbyá; persona; naming; twins; children; couvade.
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