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Images of movement: places, history and kinship in the Upper Xingu

Grant number: 18/25900-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 15, 2019
Effective date (End): July 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal Investigator:Antonio Roberto Guerreiro Júnior
Grantee:Antonio Roberto Guerreiro Júnior
Host Investigator: Elizabeth Jacqueline Ewart
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Oxford, England  
Associated research grant:13/26676-0 - Transforming amerindian regional systems: the Upper Xingu case, AP.JP


The aim of this research is to analyze a set of oral performances associated to historical sites of the Kalapalo, a Carib-speaking people of the Upper Xingu (MT, Brazil). Starting from a close association between events, characters and the landscape, I intend to investigate how a long history of transformations is inscribed in a network of places and elaborated by means of Kalapalo verbal arts. It is hoped, therefore, to contribute to the understanding of the Xinguano regime of territoriality and its relations with socio-political dynamics that characterize both the past and the present of this multiethnic and multilingual complex. Carrying out this research at the Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology (ISCA) of the University of Oxford, in dialogue with specialists dedicated to the relations between territory, landscape, history and sociality in the Amazon and in other contexts, will allow me to maximize the potential of my ethnographic materials, internationalize my network of interlocutors and promote the international circulation of research results through the publication of articles in English. It is also expected that this period abroad may create possibilities for bilateral cooperation between ISCA and the Department of Anthropology of Unicamp. (AU)

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MARINA PEREIRA NOVO; ANTONIO GUERREIRO. Troca, amizade e relações regionais no Alto Xingu. Vibrant, v. 17, . (18/07747-8, 18/25900-8, 13/26676-0, 12/20200-1, 19/06327-8)
ANTONIO GUERREIRO. Repensando o parentesco xinguano: elementos para a análise computacional de uma rede multiétnica. Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum., v. 18, n. 3, . (18/25900-8, 18/22219-8)

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