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Drug, religion and culture: mapping the public controversy concerning the use of ayahuasca in Brazil

Grant number: 10/04228-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Paula Montero
Grantee:Henrique Fernandes Antunes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The scope of this research is to map the public controversy concerning the use o ayahuasca. First, I focus on the academic literature and the ways which the history of ayahuasca is covered over three decades of debate. Then I explore a wide documental universe - which includes academic productions, media, public policy, institutional documents of ayahuasca entities and productions of members of those institutions - to develop a map of the public controversy concerning ayahuasca in Brazil and its aftermath. Finally, based on an ethnographic study, conducted at Centro Pronto Socorro Espiritual Raimundo Irineu Serra, I analyze the forms of presentation, justification of practices and the construction of legitimacy in the public space of an institution that makes use of ayahuasca. (AU)

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ANTUNES, Henrique Fernandes. Drugs, religion and culture: a mapping of public controversy concerning the use of ayahuasca in Brazil. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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