Date of Submission

Spring 2014

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Anthropology

Project Advisor 1

Mario Bick

Abstract/Artist's Statement

La Fiesta Popular in Latin America depicts historical and cultural aspects of society. Corpus Christi in Alangasi is a religious ritual in the Ecuadorian Andean region that unifies pre-hispanic religious forms with those of Catholicism. This project takes a look at the introduction of Catholicism in Latin America and religious indoctrination in Incan societies in order to examine the role of performance in Corpus Christi. I seek to discuss the meanings behind the performance and symbols used during the festival of Corpus Christi that depict the idea of syncretism in shaping a collective identity.

Open Access Agreement

On-Campus only

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