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Title: Contemporary Guarani Shamanisms: “Traditional Medicine” and Discourses of Native Identity in Brazil
Authors: Langdon, Esther Jean
Rose, I. S.
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Programa de Graduação em Antropologia Social. Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Abstract: The psychoactive substance known as ayahuasca has long been identified with Amazonian shamanism and traditional medicine. Over the last two decades its use has spread outside this region to urban populations in different parts of the world. This paper examines the adoption of the ritual use of this beverage by the Guarani Indians along the southern coast of Brazil. We argue that this process is related to the growing politics of identity of Brazilian indigenous peoples as well as to public policies that promote cultural diversity. In the case analyzed here, the adoption of ayahuasca is part of an ongoing cultural revitalization in activities related to shamanism, health and education as articulated by the specific desires and actions of one Guarani village and its leading family
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Sul
Guarani
Santa Catarina
Antropologia Cultural
Formulação de Políticas
Medicina Tradicional
Xamanismo
Serviços de Saúde do Indígena
Ayahuasca
Pesquisa Qualitativa
Antropologia da Saúde
Interculturalidade em Saúde
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Antropologia Cultural
Formulação de Políticas
Medicina Tradicional
Serviços de Saúde do Indígena
Xamanismo
Pesquisa Qualitativa
Banisteriopsis
Antropologia Médica
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University Library System
Citation: LANGDON, Esther Jean; ROSE, I. S.. Contemporary Guarani Shamanisms: “Traditional Medicine” and Discourses of Native Identity in Brazil. Health, Culture and Society, v. 3, n. 1, p. 28-48, 2012.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.5195/HCS.2012.98
ISSN: 2161-6590
Copyright: open access
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