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Do efeito dos outros: crônicas sobre a mistura entre os Guarani-Mbya

  • Huyer, Bruno Nascimento
Publication Date
Nov 14, 2017
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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Abstract : This work tries to investigate the possible distances desired and produced by Guarani-Mbya with otherness in general, and with whites (jurua) in particular. Being conduced by some histories and characters, this analyses seeks to explore different points of view among Mbya people concerning a close relationship with whites. Since the spirits of whites are fostered and protected by a mythological worm (mbi'ija) ¬? ?owner? of their spirits ? we are confronted with concepts of corporeal metamorphosis and with a strong attitude of anti-miscegenation. In this sense, whites appear as a dangerous other in a world of a ?quotidian perspectivist war?, precisely because sexual/affective conjunction with whites makes guarani's spirits (nhe??) to evade, thus producing a profound change in the relation between Guarani and their divinities (nhanderu kuery). Nonetheless, based on different points of view, new behaviors of relation with whites starts to arise. At this point, the effects implied in the contact becomes more progressive. By the end, whites are again seen as a threat, particularly around a case of bewitchment, bringing us again to the subjects of corporeal metamorphosis concepts and anti-miscegenation attitude facing whites.

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