Inca of the blood, Inca of the soul: embodiment, emotion, and racialization in the Peruvian mystical tourist industry.

  title={Inca of the blood, Inca of the soul: embodiment, emotion, and racialization in the Peruvian mystical tourist industry.},
  author={Michael DeRell Hill},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Religion. American Academy of Religion},
  volume={76 2},
  • M. Hill
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion. American Academy of Religion
In the context of the globalizing New Age movement and of the "turismo mistico" (mystical tourism) industry emanating from Peru, white and mestizo New Age practitioners and tourists fashion ideologies emphasizing the spiritual energy which supposedly resides in Quechua bodies, even as they freely appropriate Quechua cosmology and ritual for a hybridized New Age Andean spirituality. This case shows how racialized structural inequalities are expressed and experienced by tourists and New Age… Expand

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