Abstract

I analyze how machi discourse and practice of gender and identity contribute to feminist debates about gendered indigenous Others, and the effects that Western notions of Self and Other and feminist rhetoric have on Mapuche women and machi: people who heal with herbal remedies and the help of spirits. Machi juggling of different worlds offers a particular understanding of the way identity and gender are constituted and of the relationship between Self and Other, theory and practice, subject and object, feminism and Womanism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 32-57
Launched on MUSE
2003-06-27
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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