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A arte de ser parente

  • Machado, Marta Magda Antunes
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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Abstract : This is a Family relationship etnography which research was performed in a locale placed in southwest of Santa Catarina Island, capital of Santa Catarina State, in south Brazil. The so-called Freguesia do Ribeirão da Ilha, the seat of the Districty by same name, is frequently included in a current discourse by different means due to its ethnocultural richness of an Azorean heritage, especially from the Azorean immigration to Santa Catarina in the XVIII century. In this sense, it is explained the current reality of the place and its residents through the past of those whom have rooted means and manners of social and/or cultural life. This study proposes a diverse start-point to introduce the families from the seat of the District. The present thesis describes the local sociality from the thoughts, the speech, and the life experiences from its current residents, in particular, African descendants. In this context, it is adopted a perspective of anthropology and it is inspired in the comparative virtues of a ethnograph thinking of the contemporary world. In the last 40 years, new physical, social, economy and cultural landscapes, their transformations and their meanders gain elements anew of a history told by the subjects themselves. Thus, the memories emerge of parents and grandparents and ancestry whereby struggle and work , among others, are symbolic allies in a complex net of values, conceptions, and distinct forms of existence in the seat of the District and in the city of Florianópolis. In this configuration, faith, religion, family and art possess their own outlines, seen, herein, as important for Brazilian anthropology.

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