Myth, Marriage And The Neccessary Domestication Of The Dangerous ‘Other’

Mark Jamieson: Myth, Marriage and the Neccessary Domestication of the Dangerous 'Other' 6 March 2018

Mark Jamieson

Myth, Marriage And The Neccessary Domestication Of The Dangerous ‘Other’
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 18:45

Mark Jamieson will analyse a set of myths from three Amerindian groups, the Miskitu of Nicaragua, the Kuna of Panama and the Tatuyo of Colombia. In their different ways, the stories address what many in Lowland South and Central America consider to be the most fundamental existential issue, the need to domesticate through marriage those imagined and represented as dangerous 'others'.

Mark Jamieson explores how myths reflect or prescribe how (potential) spouses are imagined and represented as dangerous 'others' and how they are (to be) domesticated. His examples come from Lowland South and Central America where Jamieson has conducted many years of field work with the Miskitu people of Nicaragua.