versão impressa ISSN 1981-8122
Bol. Mus. Para. Emílio Goeldi. Ciênc. hum. vol.6 no.3 Belém set./dez. 2011
THESIS AND DISSERTATIONS
Beyond the eyes: ethnogenesis, Xikrin-Mebêngôkre and the macro-region of Marabá
Mirtes Emilia Almeida Manaças
email@example.com. Master Dissertation, Post-Graduate Program in Social History of the Amazon, Federal University of Pará, Belém (Pará) - Brazil 2010
Based on theoretical considerations on the concept of Ethnogenesis, this dissertation addresses the process of how the Xikrin Indians remake, restructure, reconfigure and reelaborate their political, social, cultural, and economic relations in all areas of their lives, when meeting the other, initiating a new collective and individual identity. One verifies that since the mythical times and until today, the historical process of the Xikrin versus the other, may be perceived from their existing body paintings and ornaments, the first being one of the tools used as defense armament, aiming to maintain, in the best way possible, the existence of their community within their live perspectives.