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Houses, Caboclos, peasants and networks: approaches on Amazonian socialities

Grant number: 14/14628-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 15, 2014
Effective date (End): September 14, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Rural Anthropology
Principal researcher:Mauro William Barbosa de Almeida
Grantee:Roberto Sanches Rezende
Supervisor abroad: Mark Harris
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of St Andrews, Scotland  
Associated to the scholarship:10/10454-0 - Amazonian Economies: multiplicity of practices and discourses in the upper Juruá river, BP.DR


This is a proposal for a one-year research internship at the Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CAS), at Saint Andrews University, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Harris. The main goal is to deepen my understanding of some topics I investigated during my recent fieldwork towards a PhD degree, aiming to contribute to the discussion about Amazonian socialities. The initial hypothesis of this PhD research project was that there is, among non-indigenous Amazonian people of the upper Juruá river, a multiplicity of ways for organizing social life, this multiplicity being perceived at the household level. After my recent fieldwork, it became clear that households are connected through a network of kinship and political alliances, providing a pattern of regional sociality that surpasses households and kindreds. (AU)

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