By Roger Canals
The present perform of the cult of María Lionza is likely one of the most crucial and but unexplored non secular practices in Venezuela. in keeping with long term fieldwork, this booklet explores the function of pictures and visible tradition in the cult. via adopting a relational process, A Goddess in Motion indicates how the innumerable photos of this goddess-represented as an Indian, white or mestizo woman-move regularly from gadgets to our bodies, from our bodies to desires, and from the faith area to the artwork international. in brief, this booklet is an engaging research that sheds mild at the position of visible creativity in modern non secular manifestations.
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