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Aruê, Boi Estrela and São Gonçalo: an ethnography of social networks on performance

Grant number: 14/05565-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:John Cowart Dawsey
Grantee:Renata Freitas Machado
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/16123-2 - Aruê, Boi Estrela and São Gonçalo: An ethnography of social networks on performance., BE.EP.DR


Rituals as a first step to understanding human societies and complementation that occurs between the festive world and the everyday world, holidays public and collective nature, the dialogue between the ludic and aesthetic domains, beyond the materiality of what could be considered an intangible asset categories are essential to be considered as start points in the anthropological approach on holidays (CAVALCANTI, 2013). This study, ethnographic, address three traditional festivals, namely: O Boi Estrela, The Aruê and São Gonçalo that occurring in communities Mutá, Cações, Matarandiba and Baiacu, belonging to Baía de Todos os Santos region. The concomitant formation of these places and their historical aspects brought similar results as an approximation of both the social point of view as the cultural point of view. The goal is to understand how networks of sociability and sense are staged, recreated and revitalized in performance, at the popular festivities of Aruê, Boi Estrela and São Gonçalo that occurring in four surrounding communities (Matarandiba, Mutá, Cações and Baiacu). The study will be based on field research and participant observation, taking while reference to ethnography as dialogue (symmetric) between native knowledge and researcher's knowledge. The theoretical framework that makes up the project takes into consideration the concepts of social memory, cultural, anthropological studies of party and performance's anthropology field. (AU)

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MACHADO, Renata Freitas. The red leaves of the mangrove: An ethnography on the dead, death and tide in Matarandiba (BA). 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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