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Reseña de Madina Tlostanova sobre Taken from the Lips

Madina Tlostanova

On Sylvia Marcos’s Journey along the spiral of Nahua Gender and Eros

Sylvia Marcos’s Taken from the Lips: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions strikes me not only as a fascinating anthropological study, but also as a contemplation on the future of anthropology as a discipline within the major rethinking of humanities and social sciences. I would call it a perfect example of de-colonial humanities as its author re-works the very mode of cognition at the base of anthropology when she defines her own method as “adaptive and creative resistance”, embodied in the Zapatistas’s project of the “re-appropriation of a spirituality rooted in their soil”. Lee el resto de esta entrada »

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Reseña de María Lugones sobre Taken from the Lips

Cosmology and Gender in Sylvia Marcos’ Taken From the Lips: gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions


María Lugones


Sylvia Marcos’ Taken from the Lips: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions is a remarkable book, philosophically original. As she focuses on Mesoamerican religions and practices of healing, she opens a world of sense underlying practices of daily life that places us at the conceptual heart of Mesoamerican cosmology. The book is complex, exacting, encompassing, methodologically innovative, beautifully written. It is brilliantly supported by a lifetime of research. As I attempt to understand decolonial possibilities, Marcos’ Taken from the Lips will remain a central reference, one to which I will keep coming back. Here I begin my engagement with her insights and methodological strategies by unpacking one aspect of what interests me in the work, the relation between cosmology and gender. I mean the engagement to be generative.

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