Os Xikrin do Bacajá e a Usina Hidrelétrica de Belo Monte : uma crítica indígena à política dos brancos
Silva, Thais Regina Mantovanelli da
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The Xikrin Bacajá live "the era of impacts" since the resumption of the licensing process and construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte. Ngô beyêt is as they call the dam, "standing water, water locked" and expand the meaning of the term for "rotten water, dirty water, old water." In order to strengthen this image of Belo Monte, the thesis presents an ethnographic description of the Xikrin criticism regarding of the white policy in three of its elements: meeting, document, project. The negative elements of the white policy are treated analytically as artifacts being opposed to the forms of existence valued by Xikrin kukràdjà, Mẽbengôkre culture. The contrastive analysis, as well as an important methodological procedure was a widely used resource by Xikrin to express their criticism of the policy of the whites. The contrast images became argumentative form of the thesis, justifying its division into two parts. The analogy by contrast also aims to highlight the image that Xikrin wanted to convey to white of Belo Monte, as a collective of people who share correct and beautiful ways of acting and being in the world. Thus, the depreciation of the white policy will be presented from the appreciation of the Xikrin mode of existence, kukràdjà, the culture of Mẽbengôkre, emphasizing its importance summarily ignored by white of Belo Monte.