Na terra, no céu: os Awá-Guajá e os Outros
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Result of a field work among the Awá-Guajá, a Tupi-Guarani speaking people of Eastern Amazon, this dissertation focuses on the various relations of alterity that are currently being lived and experienced with the many powers that act directly and indirectly in Awá life. Are these Others, now approaching or distancing, but always present in some way, whether in speech, in memory or in action. The transformation is constant and the present study attempts to explore some of these developments whose dialogues, multiplied as they are, become essential for us to think about the Awá-Guajá politics. To this end, I go through certain paths that lead us to these agents full of enemies and/or affines: karaí (non-Indians), kamará (other Indians), awá ka a pahara (other Awá) and karawara (celestial beings). Sometimes ambiguous, these Others give the tonality of a "new indigenous politics whose contours never cease to be problematized.