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Among Others: an Review of Ritual Transformation Between Kagwahiva

Grant number: 12/23819-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): April 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal researcher:Edmundo Antonio Peggion
Grantee:Gabriel Garcêz Bertolin
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The aim of this research is an ethnography about Tenharim, Tupi-Kagwahiva group living in south Amazonas state, focusing on the relationship of this group with otherness. For the realization of this proposal will consider the main party Tenharim, the Mboatawa, taking it as a privileged point for understanding this performative constitution process of identity and difference. The Mboatawa occurs anually during the dry season, following the agricultural calendar of Tenharim. Besides of fildwork will be a study of historical documentation ethnographies amazon related to the theme of ritual.

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