Marieka Sax received her Master’s in Anthropology from Carleton University (Canada) in 2008, where she is presently a doctoral candidate in Anthropology. Her current research project concerns ritual healing in the northern Peruvian Andes.2012 0-7734-3916-1
Drawing on anthropological field work, this ethnographic study by Marieka Sax proposes that an Andean “idiom of feeding” is enacted in a variety of everyday and ritual contexts so as to establish relationships, advance agricultural and market-based economies, and restore health. The book asserts that the process of feeding others carries with it a sense of self-identification for the people of the Peruvian Andes and that feeding as a ritual, is highly connected to Andean spirits who extend life-giving energy, productivity, and general well-being. The study of feeding and the cultural context given to it through language, presents to the reader local, national, and global connections with the people of the Peruvian Andes.