Ação ritual, mito, figuração: imbricação de processos vitais e técnicos na Mesoamérica e nas terras baixas da América do Sul (Introdução)

Autores

  • Perig Pitrou Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Social

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/2179-0892.ra.2016.116911

Palavras-chave:

Antropologia da vida, processo vital, processo técnico, Mesoamérica, terras baixas da América do Sul.

Resumo

Ainda que os trabalhos dedicados ao animismo tenham lançado importantes contribuições para a compreensão das sociedades ameríndias, nem sempre iluminaram a complexidade das teorias da vida que essas sociedades elaboraram. Independentemente da sua animação, os seres vivos caracterizam-se pela diversidade dos processos vitais – por exemplo,  a reprodução, a regeneração, o envelhecimento ou as interações com o ambiente – que os humanos observam e buscam explicar. No quadro de uma antropologia da vida, que estuda as variações desses sistemas explicativos, no tempo e no espaço, os textos reunidos nesse dossiê propõem um exame das concepções de vida que podemos encontrar na Mesoamérica e nas Terras Baixas da América do Sul. Tomando por objeto a mitologia, a figuração ou a ação ritual, um dos desafios aqui é explorar as modalidades da imbricação entre processos vitais e técnicos.

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2016-06-28

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Pitrou, P. (2016). Ação ritual, mito, figuração: imbricação de processos vitais e técnicos na Mesoamérica e nas terras baixas da América do Sul (Introdução). Revista De Antropologia, 59(1), 6-32. https://doi.org/10.11606/2179-0892.ra.2016.116911

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