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The use of ayahuasca as a public problem: a comparison between the cases of Brazil and the United States

Grant number: 13/24663-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Paula Montero
Grantee:Henrique Fernandes Antunes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/15855-7 - Secularisms, national states and politics of recognition: comparing the processes of regulation and the demands for recognition of ayahuasca groups in Brazil and in the USA, BE.EP.DR


The widespread use of ayahuasca globally is creating the need by many nation states to equate the issue of its consumption, as well as the implications of the possible regulation or prohibition. Such processes are reaching a wide international scale, reverberating issues concerning the consumption and trafficking of psychoactive substances, public health and safety, freedom of religion, among other topics surrounding the debate on the use of ayahuasca. Thus, the research in question proposes a ethnography concerning the negotiation of meanings, the stabilization of categories and the construction of normativities, from a comparative study on the regulatory processes of ayahuasca in Brazil and the USA.

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ANTUNES, Henrique Fernandes. The use of Ayahuasca as a public problem: a comparison between the cases of Brazil and the United States. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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