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Indigenous Spirituality: Perspectives from the First Indigenous Women’s Summit of the Americas

  • Sylvia MarcosEmail author
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Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 17)

Abstract

The First Indigenous Women’s Summit of the Americas that took place in 2002 with its intentions and effects constitute Sylvia Marcos’s contribution. She depicts how, inspired by their ancestral traditions, Mesoamerican women are endeavouring to reclaim forms of spirituality that they were forbidden to practice after colonization. They are appealing to former ideas of duality and gender fluidity, together with contemporary claims of human rights to effect a new mode women’s leadership.

Keywords

Indigenous spirituality Gender fluidity Equilibrium Cosmovision Duality Intersubjectivity Embodied thought Consensus Pan-indigenous collectivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seminario Permanente Antropologia y generoIIA-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoMexico cityMexico

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