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Religion and material culture: anthropological interfaces

Grant number: 13/09408-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Theory of Anthropology
Principal researcher:Ronaldo Romulo Machado de Almeida
Grantee:Adriano Santos Godoy
Supervisor abroad: Mariana de Campos Françozo
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands  
Associated to the scholarship:12/02238-1 - Consumption and devotion at the Shrine of Aparecida/SP - Brazil, BP.MS

Abstract

This project is linked to my original masters research which aims to approach the dynamic from the Brazilian city Aparecida/SP by approximating two features supposedly divergent. Consumption through trade practice and devotion through religious forms, understanding both the fundamental constituents of the same phenomenon that is the trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. Leiden University was chosen as a reference for teachers internationally recognized for its expertise in anthropology of material culture, in various interfaces ranging from the area of religion and media and ethnographic objects to the phenomenon of modernity. Moreover, the stay in the Netherlands also brings the benefit of geographic proximity on a number of European sanctuaries in which visits will provide a counterpoint to my original fieldwork. (AU)

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