Leandro Mendes Rocha

DIASPORIC FLOWS IN NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL SPACES: THE ROUTES OF BRAZILIAN ENCANTARIA

Description: This research proposal aims to study the diasporic flows and identity processes generated in national and transnational spaces with emphasis on the routes of the Brazilian Encantaria. The migratory flux coming from the different diasporas (Afro-Atlantic and Amazonian) promoted the intensification of contact between peoples, Europeans, Amerindians and Africans, and the respective cultural hybridization coming from the multidimensionality of their relations in the midst of the modernization and westernization projects of the Brazilian territory. Considering Post-Structuralist, Post-Colonial and Cultural Studies readings, the theoretical field focuses on an interdisciplinary perspective that encompasses the intersection of knowledge between History, Anthropology, Ethnography, Ethnobotany, Sociology and Philosophy. Finally, to analyze the diasporic identities and the cultural hybridization plots that mark the African-American and caboclo/ Brazilian religiousness hybrids known as encantarias and pajelanças. In this course, we will approach in an introductory way, from the lineages of the Amazonian-Andean border (with emphasis on the shamanic cultural complex of the enchantment visions of nature through the sacralization of power plants) to the Amazonian-Andean border (identity emergency with the manifestations of Mina de Caboclo from the cultural presence of the enchanted).