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The same peasants that made the revolution: kinship, territory and history in a Haitian Village

Grant number: 13/24916-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Omar Ribeiro Thomaz
Grantee:Rodrigo Charafeddine Bulamah
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/07105-0 - Ruins: an anthropology of history in the north of Haiti, BE.EP.DR


Among Samson villagers, a village in the North of Haiti, the circulation of food, blood, names, work and people are central to the local sociability. These flows are important not only when it comes to the making of connections, but also for the definition of a specific domestic group. Acting through a group of substances and in different levels, exchanges and circulations have influence on the constitution of bodies, in the definition of belonging, and the making of the neighborhood. If we take into account the mobility that underlines Haitian context in general, particularly after the 1970s, it is also possible to think on how those movements and exchanges do not restrict themselves to the local community, but, nevertheless, go further beyond the national borders. My objective with this research is to describe and analyze how those flows (and the different elements in movement) act upon local notions of time and space. I am particularly interested on how history is built and how sociabilities are structured, such as forms of intersubjectivity, among which kinship itself. (AU)

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BULAMAH, Rodrigo Charafeddine. Les ruines circulaires: vie et histoire au nord d'Haïti. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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