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The shared universe: circulation and articulation of knowlegdes in communication practices of the paiter surui people

Grant number: 12/00793-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal researcher:Dominique Tilkin Gallois
Grantee:Nicodème Costia de Renesse
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:05/57134-2 - Amerindian network: generation and transformation of relationships in the South American lowlands, AP.TEM


The subject matter of this project is about understanding indigenous conceptions of communication, focusing on the wide variety of experiences of the Surui Indians of Rondônia, Brazil, which includes the use of new technologies, as well as so called traditional contexts involving communication between parents from different clans, with other groups, with non-indians, or even with non-humans. By connecting these contexts, this project pursues a comprehension of what means establishing communication - and relationship - for the indigenous agents involved in communication practices, trying to escape particularly from the dilemma drawn by the opposition between "traditional contexts" and "new contexts". It assumes as an hypothesis that it is not possible to understand the relationships indigenous peoples do establish with the non-indigenous society, including for what relates to their use of communication technology and their participation in the digital inclusion policies, without understanding first the global meaning of relationship and communication for those groups. This projects extends from the reflection fostered by the experiences I acquired during the master degree, about the use of internet by indigenous peoples.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
RENESSE, Nicodème Costia de. Seguir, ou sair de sua história: ramificação e antagonismos narrativos entre os Paiter Suruí (tupi-mondé). 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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