Guillermo Bartelt


This ethnographic report of American Indian dance events, called powwows, focuses on the process of gender difference inscribing spatial difference. Among the participants and attendees, middle-aged native women, implicitly charged with the transmission of values and ideologies, wield the power to control the process of cultural production and the generation of signs and symbols, which find expression through the management of the spectator space under a canopy.


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ethnography of space, temporary social stratification, American Indian women

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v7i2.1208

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