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OSEGUERA, Andrés. Ritual Relations and contradiction in the Chontal patron saint's celebration in San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca. Alteridades [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.40, pp. 95-108. ISSN 0188-7017.

This article describe a celebration of San Pedro Huamelula identifing complex relations between the different ritual groups that participate during the six consecutive days of thefeast. Eventhough this celebration is related to the Dances of Conquest of Mexico, the purpose is to demonstrate that the ritual effectiveness consists in the relationships that such characters established among themselves as they perform contradictory roles.

Palavras-chave : ritual relationships; ritual conflict; ritual contradiction; dances of conquest; relaciones rituales; conflicto ritual; contradicción ritual; danzas de conquista.

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