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Marcas da etnicidade

  • Argenta, Milena
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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Abstract : This dissertation presents as central subject the processes of identity claim and demarcation of ethnic boundaries in the region of Curoca, Southwest Angola, and aims to discuss how different esthetic elements, publicly displayed on the body, update processes of identification and ethnic distinction. Considering that identifications are multiple, fluid and interchangeable, reflections about nominating categories and other fine strategies of distinction are carried out, as well as a discussion of how dress and body adornment, regarded as a sign of visual communication that render public and visible some esthetic concepts and the diverse aspects of social life related to them, articulate shared everyday experiences that comprise the process of defining membership.

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