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Topic Descriptor: altars×
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  • Altarmakers : the historic mediators
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1985
    In this document, Amalia Mesa-Bains writes about the women’s practice of altar-making, suggesting that while there has been a decline in the performance of and engagement with popular ritual in contemporary life, the creation of altars as both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086039

  • Cosmologias e altares
    Montes, Maria Lúcia
    1997
    This essay appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition that explored the symbolic cosmogony of Umbanda and Candomblé altars. The author, the Brazilian anthropologist Maria Lúcia Montes, describes these altars as an elaborate symbolic text to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110528

  • Mexicano / Chicano altars : the poetics and politics of space of community self-fashioning
    Malagamba Ansótegui, Amelia
    1997
    In this document, Professor Amelia Malagamba discusses the practice of altar making, a traditional form of cultural production from Mexico that has been further developed by Chicano artists living in the United States. Her focus is on articulating a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082485

  • Sanctums of the spirit : the altars of Amalia Mesa-Bains
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    This document by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto is concerned with the practice of altar-making as a spiritual and cultural endeavor that blends influences from European, African, and indigenous American sources. Typically characterized as a kind of “folk [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086152