Landscapes of Origin in the Americas
Creation Narratives Linking Ancient Places and Present CommunitieseBook - 2009
Landscape is a powerful factor in the operation of memory because of the associations narrators make between the local landscape and the events of the stories they tell. Ancestors and mythological events often become fixed in a specific landscape and act as timeless reference points. In conventional anthropological literature, "landscape" is the term applied to the meaning local people bestow on their cultural and physical surroundings. In this work, the authors explore the cultural and physical landscapes an individual or cultural group has constructed to define the origins or begin.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 203 pages) : illustrations, maps