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KHARISIRIS DE AGOSTO EN EL ALTIPLANO AYMARA DE BOLIVIA / KHARISIRIS OF AUGUST ON THE AYMARA ALTIPLANO OF BOLIVIA

Gerardo Fernández Juárez
Chungara: Revista de Antropología Chilena
Vol. 38, No. 1 (Enero - Junio 2006), pp. 51-62
Published by: Universidad de Tarapaca
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27802439
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KHARISIRIS DE AGOSTO EN EL ALTIPLANO AYMARA DE BOLIVIA / KHARISIRIS OF AUGUST ON THE AYMARA ALTIPLANO OF BOLIVIA
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Abstract

Agosto es en el altiplano aymara de Bolivia el tiempo sacrificial por excelencia donde las ofrendas ceremoniales, waxt'as y wilanchas sangrientas, junto con los personajes míticos que lo recorren, codifican un tipo de violencia ritual que alude a la percepción histórica de larga duración, tanto del tiempo como del espacio ceremonial, a la vez que contribuyen a la configuración de la propia identidad cultural de las sociedades aymaras contemporáneas. August constitutes the most relevant sacrificial time on the Aymara plateau in Bolivia, where the ceremonial gifts, waxt'as and bloody wilanchas. Together with some mythical characters, codify a kind of ritual violence that refers to a long standing historical perception, related to both time and space of the ceremony and at the same time, contribute to the definition of the cultural identity of contemporary Aymara societies.

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