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Maloca: A maloca is an ancestral long house used by the natives of the Amazon, notably in Colombia and Brazil. Each community has a maloca with its own unique characteristics. For many years, these long houses were Jesuit missionaries’ objects of attack. Several families with patrilineal relations live together in a maloca, distributed around the long house in different compartments. In general, the chief of the local descent group lives in the compartment nearest to the back wall of the long house. As well, each family has its own furnace.

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Google previewInside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos, and the Realm of the Gods (2005)

by David Lewis-Williams, David Pearce

Overall, the maloca is a microcosm of the sort of universe that we have described as being neurologically generated: as Stephen HughJones says, 'the roof is the sky, the house posts are the mountains that support the sky, and the floorspace ...

Google previewAbout the House (1995)

Lévi-Strauss and Beyond by Janet Carsten, Stephen Hugh-Jones

Seen from without, the maloca is a single building and community, represented by men in its dealings with outsiders, and with a slightly hard but imposing feel about it which recalls the way these men like to present themselves in public.

Google previewMetal Rules the Globe (2011)

Heavy Metal Music Around the World by Jeremy Wallach, Harris M. Berger, Paul D. Greene

Maloca is an Araucanian word that reached Portuguese through Spanish and means “indigenous hut.” Over time it also came to designate urban shacks, and among urban youth tribes in Brazil the noun gave birth to the verb malocar, meaning ...

Google previewArchitecture and Ritual (2016)

How Buildings Shape Society by Peter Blundell Jones

As Stephen HughJones puts it: The Barasana maloca is a microcosm of the universe itself: the roof is the sky, the house posts are the mountains that support the sky, and the floorspace is the earth. Malocas are conceptually, though not always ...

Google previewLibraries, Telecentres, Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT: International Comparisons (2011)

International Comparisons by Gomez, Ricardo

(A maloca is a typical house in the rainforest.) The malocalibrary offers a small collection of books, documents, videos, and games transported to rural areas and made available to a rural community for a month. Cybercafés (Cabinas) The Red ...

Google previewCubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought (2004)

by Irving Goldman

By the same reasoning, the maloca is an annex to the river and occupies, in principle at least, a fixed place alongside its allotted sector in the order ...

Google previewCaptive (2010)

2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle by Clara Rojas

A maloca is a structure used as housing by the natives of the Amazon, notably in Colombia and Brazil. They can be round, or rectangular like ours. It had a wooden corridor surrounding it for walking, and since it didn't have any doors, either, ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Brazil (2009)

by Oliver Marshall, Dilwyn Jenkins, David Cleary

Saldosa Maloca Located on Combú island, with a fantastic view of the city, Saldosa Maloca is a great place to go on a weekend. The restaurant has a boat that leaves from the Beira Rio hotel and takes customers across for R$5 a head.

Google previewWild Law (2011)

by Cormac Cullinan

The maloca is a cosmic model, it is a forest, an assembly of kin and allies, a womb, a grave, a tortoise, a microcosm in which every part is named and every relationship between parts is seen as a link in a coherent whole.” Reichel- Dolmatoff ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

To play them for communication, the Tukano suspended them from four poles just outside the communal house (maloca); for storage or indoor music, they kept them indoors. As outdoor instruments, log idiophones announced festivals and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sex and Gender (2003)

Men and Women in the World's Cultures Topics and Cultures A-K - Volume 1; Cultures L-Z - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

kin, living in the same maloca participate in the socializing of the child. The ideal for both boys and girls is a well-balanced person who does not exhibit extreme behavior or ...

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1894)

For the Use of Students by John R. Clark Hall

maloca -л-т. place of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

etc Maloca. MaJacoctlnlao : »ce Soa ano 17-452b. л...

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