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Amerindian hierarchies

Grant number: 13/21602-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 15, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal researcher:Beatriz Perrone-Moisés
Grantee:Beatriz Perrone-Moisés
Host: Serge Gruzinski
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France  


This research aims at gathering ethnographic data pertaining to two sociopolitical contexts in the Americas, the northamerican Northwest and the so-called "higher civilizations", in order to reassess what has been qualified as hierarchy in the description of amerindian political systems. It constitutes the first step of a more comprehensive investigation, comparative in character,in which the amerindian systems described as hierarchical shall be analised as one more case (instead of a particular case)belonging to a wider set, along with all other modes of social assimetry found among Amerindian peoples. (AU)

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