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Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

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ALVAREZ, Gabriel O.. Pós-dradiviano Sateré-Mawé: parentesco y rituales de afinabiliadad. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.2, pp.375-402. ISSN 1809-4341.

The Sateré-Mawé ethnografic material was analyzed by the perspective of different theoretical traditions of anthroplogy of kinship. The analysis of Sateré-Mawé kinship sistem allows us to fill a bibliographic lack on this subject, and it also works as an approach that makes possible to transcend the terms of kinship to the comprehension of otherness. The theoretical findings on the field of kinship allows us to interpret the ritual of tucandira, which shows how this ritual performatically transforms the virtual affinity into pottencial affinity and the potential affinity into actual affinity. From the analysis of kinship and ritual, we propose to interpret the ritual of the Tucandira as an institution that arranges the circulations of women as effectively as other usual institutions of kinship, such as marriage beteween cross cousins and dravidians systems.

Keywords : kinship; ritual; Tupí; Sateré-Mawé; amazonic dravidianato.

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