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Revista de Antropologia

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CRAPANZANO, Vincent. Horizontes imaginativos e o aquém e além. Rev. Antropol. [online]. 2005, vol.48, n.1, pp. 363-384. ISSN 0034-7701.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-77012005000100009.

In this paper, the author develops the notions of imaginative horizons as well as of betwixt and between, liminality and crossing; grounded on them, he propounds an anthropology of the imagination. Despite considering fuzziness, shadowiness as a necessary component of all experience, thought and perception, he focuses on ignored dimensions of reality. Examining the interstitial spaces and times (ma) in traditional Japanese aesthetics or the notion of barzakh in Sufi mysticism, the author stresses different conceptions of the between. Finally, through a rereading of Victor Turner's theorization of the liminal, he calls in question our presuppositions about the nature of relations.

Keywords : Anthropology of the imagination; imaginative horizons; liminality; experience; Victor Turner.

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