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Kagaiha etu: the production of city life and the kalapalo person

Grant number: 21/01537-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2022
Effective date (End): May 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Indigenous Ethnology
Principal Investigator:Antonio Roberto Guerreiro Júnior
Grantee:Veronica Monachini de Carvalho
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/25259-0 - Indigenous students at the Campinas State University and the São Carlos Federal University (Brazil): an ethnographic study, AP.JP

Abstract

This research project intends to do an ethnography about the sociality of indigenous families of the Kalapalo people in the city of Querência (MT), located around the Xingu Indigenous Territory (TIX), where some people choose to live and, in some cases, they come to recognize themselves as residents. I intend to understand how the manufacture of the person is linked to the house and the land where they live, in the city or in the village, and how life is made in these different locations. It is also of interest for this research to investigate how the circulation of knowledge occurs between a village and the city, since living in the city is also understood as a suffering for the achievement of different types of learning in the 'world of whites', making knowledge circulate. The research aims to continue a previous investigation on the circulation of children between the Kalapalo Aiha village and the city of Canarana and Querência (MT) and, therefore, benefits from this study in the construction of the questions presented here. As a result, it is hoped to understand how kinship relationships have been transformed in the relationships of the upper Xingu people with the urban world, thus contributing to the field of debates on indigenous city experiences.

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