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SEMINAR ON BRAZIL
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Speaker: Prof. Alberto Groisman, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Title: Ethnographic Incorporation: Research, mediunity and (re) flexible (ive) ontology
Meeting co-sponsored with the University Seminars on Studies in Religion and Contents and Methods in the Social Sciences
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM (EST) 9:00 PM (In Brazil).
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Reflections on mediunity in the social sciences have often been constructed inconsistently. It seems that this inconsistency is linked to an epistemo-methodological conviction, that is: mediumship is a "phenomenon" of the "other", of the one who "believes in spirits". The "native" statement argues that the researcher is also a medium, whether he wants or admits to be, or not. An unwillingness to accept this theo-cosmological principle is often motivated by the implications of peer prestige. The purpose of this paper is to explore the analogy “medium-ethnographer”, particularly by addressing issues raised from a critical allusion to anthropologist "formation" and the experience of ethnographic incorporation.
Sid Greenfield, Diana Brown, Vânia Penha-Lopes and John Collins, Co-Chairshttps://universityseminars.columbia.edu/seminars/brazil/?fbclid=IwAR2Xcuc-HhEiDmT9woXY8GKiza4a1yRnjM...#