749 - Currents perspectives about the researches among the Macro-Jê people

18.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30
19.07.2012 | 17:30 - 19:30

Convener 1: Sérgio, Domingues (UNESP-Marília , Marília, Brazil / Brasilien)
Convener 2: Ribeiro, Rodrigo (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, São Paulo, Brazil / Brasilien)

The intent of this symposium is to build a comparative framework about recent researches among the societies which that belong to the body language Macro-Jê. The classic way to study these people was made by Claude Lévi-Strauss (who studied the Bororo people) and particularly by the collective researches vinculated to the Harvard-Center Brazil project, lead by David Maybury-Lewis (Harvard University) and Roberto Cardoso de Oliveira (UFRJ-Museu Nacional). The analytic model built in these works show an ensemble of structured societies, with a rich ritual and mythological life serving as base to the social nexus – “dialectical” societies according the title of a classic book dedicated to these people. In the course of time, a lot of changes and enrichment were made in the analyses dedicated to the South American indigenous societies, in special the innovations brings by the field work of Amazonian studies. The Macro-Jê peoples were considered as strongly codified societies, especially in contrast with those belonging to the body language Tupi-Guarani. The institutional forms presented in the first were though as something able to avoid the radical change of their life. Therefore, in the lasts years there were several researches which indicated to the emergence of the new practices and hybrid institutional forms, requiring the creation of others ways to deal with this analytical framework. In the present symposium we intend to give a contribution to renew the analytic model dedicate to the Macro-Jê societies, by the explanation of a recently researches devoted to this subject.

Keywords: Indigenous ethnology, Macro-jê people, anthropological theory

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