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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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BAUTISTA, Dulce María. The Uros: Notes for a Study of the Gestural and Spatial Behaviour of the Aymara Indians from the Titicaca Lake . . rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.34, n.1, pp.102-117. ISSN 0034-7450.

The article contents the experience about a study do it by the author between 1998 and 2000 in the Puno city (of peruvian country), exactly in Titicaca's lake, place where lives aymara indigen community, which were been built it's habitat in flotant islands that where building with totora's an special type of junk. The use of the space doesn't have any golds or define routes, they use the islands in anywhere and when they are tired, the best option is rise of there anchor and go with it's island to other place. Ever sis months totora's junk are replaced and for that reason the design off the houses change at all. Even six months people outside of the Titicaca's lake couldn't find the same houses or islands. This special character gives to aymara people an unique temperament basis of there strong culture. About gestuality, aymara people pretends be shy talk in low tone in a respect sign to the foreign and the best sign of corporal expression it's around the sell of their arts that are they basis of own style life. As the same that Mead and Bateson describes schizophrenia in Bali's people behaviors, the Uro's island appears as an excellent observation community, a natural encyclopedia that gives to us a new record, there is not been write the last word about this topic an it is the reason of that study.

Palavras-chave : kinetic; interpersonal relations; spatial behavior.

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