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Leave and let it go: an ethnography of practices of movement in Trombas and Formoso

Grant number: 19/18474-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 05, 2020
Effective date (End): December 19, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Rural Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Nashieli Cecilia Rangel Loera
Grantee:Maiara Dourado
Supervisor abroad: Mark Harris
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of St Andrews, Scotland  
Associated to the scholarship:16/12736-0 - Peasant resistance ways: the case of Trombas and Formoso struggle, BP.DR

Abstract

The goal of this proposal is to improve and move forward the discussions I started in my PhD research, an ethnography of the practices of movement and knowledge of the inhabitants of Trombas and Formoso in the north of the state of Goiás - Brazil. In this research, I try to understand the rhythms,pathways and the sciences which guided the movement of the struggle for the land occurred in the 1950s. Hence, I think of the contrasts, the variation and the rhythms of walking of people which cover the landscapes and pathways that gather narratives and memories from the earliest times of wilderness. Therefore, the ethnography follows the walking of people who arrivered, stayed and settled in the lands, in a kind of stay that rearranges the practices of the movement and the sciences. They are part of the memories of a struggle that is presented in an official historiography as an armed, and conflictive event, and by its engagement with the Communist Brazilian Party (PCB). However, I have considered as a hypothesis the experience of the strug