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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: How To Build And Overtake Ethnographic Frontiers. Between The Andes And Amazon, For Example [cómo Construir Y Sobrepasar Fronteras Etnográficas. Entre Andes Y Amazonía, Por Ejemplo]
Author: Cavalcanti-Schiel R.
Abstract: This paper presents a discussion on the models that have shaped the ethnological landscape of South America, their assumptions, criteria and part of their intellectual history. It suggests that the great divide between highlands and lowlands, far from simply being the translation of "natural facts", responds to specific analytical perspectives that mobilize privileged models (the idea of State, for example) whose semantic content is almost always extrinsic to the native cultural logic. Nevertheless, if we change the basic criterion from "social organization" to "cosmology", what had before been viewed as different by nature may find unusual continuities. In this regard, by reviewing some significant ethnographic references for the Andean case and discussing Philippe Descola's latest proposals, we take the concept of "multinaturalism", coined by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, as an auspicious notion to express this continuity of cosmological character between the lowlands and highlands of South America.
Editor: Universidad de Tarapaca
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2014
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