Competitive Feasting, Religious Pluralism and Decentralized Power in the Late Moche Period

@inproceedings{Swenson2006CompetitiveFR,
  title={Competitive Feasting, Religious Pluralism and Decentralized Power in the Late Moche Period},
  author={Edward Swenson},
  year={2006}
}
Ritual plays a fundamental role in the creation of political subjectivity and the materialization of ideological struggles, and its inextricable relationship to power has been the subject of productive anthropological inquiry (Bell 1992, 1997; Bloch 1989; Cohen 1981; Comaroff and Comaroff 1991, 1993; Kelly and Kaplan 1990; Kertzer 1988). Indeed, the analysis of religious practices, as best inferred from the material record, is critical to interpreting power relations in prehistoric societies… Expand
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