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Afro-Brazilian religions and the new meanings of diaspora within the black Atlantic

Grant number: 10/11060-6
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: September 21, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Populations
Principal Investigator:Vagner Gonçalves da Silva
Grantee:Vagner Gonçalves da Silva
Visiting researcher: Maria Clara Ferreira de Almeida Saraiva
Visiting researcher institution: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This Project has as its main objective the consolidation of a network of social sciences researchers, within the area of the social and cultural anthropology, interested in analyzing the dynamics of the local and translocal afro-Brazilian religious migration networks. The project will encompass both general and detailed aspects that contribute to the construction of the identities and social imaginaries, in aspects such as the therapeutic practices of migrants. As such, the scenario of the afro-Brazilian religions in the Great São Paulo area will be analyzed, and the relations established between those cult houses from São Paulo, Portugal and Andaluzia, Spain will be studied. (AU)