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Amerindian rituals ethnographies in comparison

Grant number: 19/10275-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): April 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal researcher:Marina Vanzolini Figueiredo
Grantee:Lucas de Sousa Justino
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Noticing a lack of systematic studies on the concept of Amerindian rituals, as it is used in the ethnographies of the South-American lowland Indian peoples, the present research project seeks to review the ways rituals have been described in these studies since the 1980s. The aim of this project is compering the descriptive discourses about ritual without reducing them to the theoretical premises they are drawn, neither taking them as pure reflexes of different ethnographic realities.

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