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Carbonscapes: affects, energy and materialities in the Caribbean

Grant number: 19/04170-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Theory of Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Renzo Romano Taddei
Grantee:Rodrigo Charafeddine Bulamah
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research project investigates the place of wood charcoal in Haiti. Drawing from an ethnographic analysis about the charcoal chains of production and consumption and its rejects, the idea is to discuss how different contexts and scales are connected through technical and affective arrangements: from peasants and their plots to marketwomen, experts, and humanitarian aid workers. Combining anthropology and history, the objective here is to analyze, on the one hand, the history of politics of nature in the Caribbean and the mechanisms, apparatus, and global structures that create both capitalist and non-capitalist forms of exploitation. On the other hand, this project will face the articulations between wood charcoal and other productive cultures such as coffee and cocoa and the many project of nature and environmental governance that are thought for and in Haiti.

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RODRIGO CHARAFEDDINE BULAMAH. Pode um porco falar? Doença, sistemas e sacrifício no Caribe. Horiz. antropol., v. 26, n. 57, p. 57-92, . (19/04170-4)

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