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Otherness in the falling sky, and the task of hearing the words of a Yanomami Shaman in drawn words

Grant number: 19/21533-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Márcio Orlando Seligmann-Silva
Grantee:Janaína Tatim
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research project aims to expose how we intend to address the following question: how the book The Falling sky: words of a Yanomami Shaman, by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert, presents a new paradigm for otherness in the imaginary of Brazilian literate culture, and what are the meanings and consequences that can be drawn from this for the way we view the relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous, as well as for an intellectual orientation of decolonization of knowledge and of sensitivity produced from the literary studies field. The book comprises the privileged textual body to analyze the issue, but the project involves complementary and interdisciplinary tasks related to the emergence and claim makings of indigenous people as political subjects and as subjects of (self)representation in the hegemonic cultural spheres in Brazil. (AU)

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