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Codes of mediation in encodings of anthropologists and missionaries of the Consolata: an analysis of the meanings of the Yanomami

Grant number: 10/13949-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Theory of Anthropology
Principal researcher:Melvina Afra Mendes de Araújo
Grantee:João Roberto Bort Júnior
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/10758-0 - Alterity and mediation: processes of construction of the ‘other’ in catholic and protestant universes in Brazil and Africa, AP.JP

Abstract

The intention of this project is to analyze the conceptions of the Consolata missionaries and anthropologists about the Yanomami, expressed in his writings. As these agents encoders "other," try to observe in their texts the processes of development of codes of mediation, attending to the meanings assigned to it. For this you must also pay attention to the motivations, interests and social positions of these agents, which lead to these encodings in their texts. (AU)

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