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On the manioc trail: pursuing kinship and alterity along the Lower Oyapock

Abstract

The border between Brazil and French Guyana, located along the Lower Oyapock River, is inhabited by a diversity of ethnicities and cultures, which includes the Palikur, an indigenous population which speaks one of the maipure-arawak languages. This research will look at the Palikur approach to alterity, with the central focus being their kinship relations and, as a guiding theme, the process of production and circulation of manioc flour, a food that links relatives and non-relatives, indians and non-indians alike. The main goal of this project is to understand the significance of alterity in (and to) Palikur sociality. (AU)

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