Found in Translation

Introduction to "Anthropology in Arabic: beyond the discursive monopoly" (Abdellah Hammoudi, 2018)

Francisco Freire

A Etnográfica inicia com este número uma nova proposta editorial. “Found in Translation” é uma secção concebida para dar espaço a mais antropologias, apontando a essa diversidade epistemológica reclamada na construção de um campo ele

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Found in Translation

Anthropology in Arabic: beyond the discursive monopoly

Abdellah Hammoudi

Alguns leitores podem com razão interrogar-se quanto ao efetivo significado da expressão “antropologia em língua árabe”, uma vez que esta, ainda que cuidadosamente escolhida por mim, comporta diferentes significados, alguns deles

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Articles

Playing with death to celebrate life: an ethnographic study of the pilgrimage of the coffins in Santa Marta de Ribarteme, Pontevedra, Galicia

Carlos Hernández-Fernández

Since the mid-20th century, a number of religious and festive pilgrimages have been held in Galicia and Portugal in which symbols of a funerary nature were used as a form of offering to give thanks for miracles or to pray for them to take place.

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Articles

Governing and classifying over a peasant territory: social effects on a dam project establishment in Huila, Colombia

Camilo Andrés Salcedo Montero

In this paper, I present the results of ethnographic research that analyzes the social effects on peasant communities (dedicated to working the land and fishing in the river) due to the delivery of compensation and the carrying out of works for the

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Articles

Images of movement: land, kinship, and history in the Upper Xingu

Antonio Guerreiro

The aim of this article is to understand how the Kalapalo, a Carib-speaking people of the Upper Xingu (southern Amazon), describe their relationship with their traditional lands in narratives and personal accounts of their occupation of the area and

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History of Anthropology

Culture, its mode of being: a proposal for reflection following Edward Sapir

Ricardo Santos Alexandre

This essay revisits a classic text of anthropology, Edward Sapir’s “Culture, genuine and spurious”, taking it as a partner for a dialogue and reflection on the notion of culture. In “Culture, genuine and spurious”, Sapir is able to deliver

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Interdisciplinarities

A arquitetura e o construído: uma abordagem antropológica para sua distinção conceptual

Ion Fernández de las Heras

Partindo de uma série de considerações relacionadas com o meu trabalho de campo no meio rural do País Basco, sugiro que a coincidência conceptual entre a arquitetura e o construído pode levar a obliterações indesejadas para aqueles que se

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias e no Sul global – introdução

Paula Godinho e Raúl H. Contreras Román

A antropologia tem proposto alternativas para pensar os modos pelos quais o passado afeta o presente, sem dar igual importância às múltiplas maneiras pelas quais os futuros socialmente imaginados o fazem. Trabalhos recentes têm-no indagado no

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

Multispecies futures: a manifesto from the South in the face of the capitalist Anthropocene

Berenice Vargas García e David Varela Trejo

A little over ten years ago, the anthropological academy of the global North baptized with the name “multispecies” a mode of study and writing that de-centers the human and that, in research, pays attention to the socio-cultural and affective

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

The land is the time: narratives of the future among Andean-Amazonian peasant women

Saraya Bonilla Lozada

This article reflects together with peasant women-defenders of the territory in Bajo Putumayo, in Southern Colombia. It resumes their narratives of the future and the understanding of time and space that they elaborate from their incarnated

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

End of a village, end of the world: memories and imagined futures from Tixcacal Quintero, Yucatán

Julián Dzul Nah

This article presents the ways in which some people from Tixcacal Quintero (Yucatán, México), inhabitants or immigrants, remember the town’s henequenero past, and imagine its futures. Framed in a post-emigration context, which started in the

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

The “day after tomorrow”: thinking about ethnic futures among the Ñuu Savi population in the south of Mexico

Norma Bautista Santiago

In the Mixtec language or Tu'un Savi the word future does not exist, however, among the people who assume themselves to be part of the People of the Rain or Ñuu Savi; population of indigenous origin in southern Mexico, there is the notion of what

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

The humble dreams: a concrete future in an indigenous region of Mexico

Raúl H. Contreras Román

This article explores “humble dreams” as a local model of an imagined future, emerging from diverse and historically situated conversations that build common sense and enable people to imagine other possible lives and engage with them in the

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Dossiê "Futuros em disputa: abordagens teórico-metodológicas sobre o porvir nas periferias do Sul Global"

The world exists now

João Carlos Louçã

After the end of the Cold War and the Soviet bloc, the 1990’s promised the expansion of capitalism to the most remote corners of the planet. Globalization was the way economic liberalism assumed this purpose by ensuring that economies and

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Resources

Mobilities, ethnography and tourism: a literature overview on ethnographic methodologies

Juliana Carneiro and Thiago Allis

This work aims at identifying and analyzing the entanglements between mobilities, ethnography and tourism, based on an integrative literature review. It seeks, in particular, the use of ethnographic methodologies applied in the field of mobilities

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The Cut

Lights out: practicing opacity in Estonian basements

Francisco Martínez

This essay engages with alternative regimes of invisibility by investigating the things that are kept, and the practices that take place in basements of eastern Estonia. The use of hiding infrastructures is here taken as part of wider claims about

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The Cut

Etnographing the underground: notes and inspirations from the text by Francisco Martínez

Mariana Tello Weiss

The text is highly inspiring from both a theoretical and methodological point of view. It proposes an ethnography of the basements in Sillamäe, a small village in eastern Estonia. A village that, because of its history - marked by war and the

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The Cut

What Else Can We Do with/in Holes?

Tamta Khalvashi

“Where is a bunker?” This question started to haunt many of us in Georgian cities when Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Quest for bunkers, basements and shelters, for spaces of both opacity and safety, was drawn from the possible

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The Cut

From basement to de-basement? A probing response to opacity

Hermione Spriggs

“The opaque is not the obscure” (Glissant 1997: 191). So begins Fran Martínez’ text on basements, which he approaches as spaces of opacity that can nonetheless be entered

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The Cut

Where the Story Begins Anew

Patrick Laviolette

Francisco Martínez starts his essay with a quotation by Édouard Glissant. He might just as easily have chosen something from Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space (1958) or Dick Hebdige’s Hiding in the Light (1988) to introduce what lays on the

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Multimodal

Seeing like a routier: routiers’ borderscapes between Southern Europe and West Africa

Pedro Figueiredo Neto e Ricardo Falcão

Routier is the self-designation employed by Senegalese men driving decades-old vehicles overloaded with mostly second-hand items from Southern Europe to be sold in West Africa. This activity involves navigating a constellation of overlapping

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Articles

Time to fix: repair heuristics in Estonia and Portugal

Francisco Martínez

This paper discusses the relevance of repair actions for the maintenance of social bonds, suggesting that these interventions have heuristic possibilities to address the crises of our time. The general argument points to important questions, such as

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Articles

There is a life before activism: embodied emotions during the childhood and youth of activists related to gender, racism, and climate change matters in Portugal

Alix Didier Sarrouy

What is the influence of early life trajectories, filled with experiences, encounters and emotions, on young to-be activists? Based on qualitative research done for the project “ArtCitizenship – youth and the arts of citizenship: creative

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Articles

The pathways of fresh fish in artisanal fishing: a paradoxical maritime dimension

Pedro Pereira da Silva

Nowadays fresh sea fish plays a very particular role as an identity marker in the context of the food systems of fishing communities. Given the relationship, continually reiterated by public discourse, between the benefits of its consumption and the

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Articles

A trajetória industrial do amido nativo na Argentina: escolhas técnicas em uma cooperativa de produtores

Ana Padawer

O amido de mandioca (Manihot esculenta, Cranz) é obtido atualmente na Argentina por meio de técnicas de tratamento industrial de raízes. Com eles é produzido o amido conhecido comercialmente como “nativo”, por ser utilizado para consumo

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Articles

Temporalidade da cooperação comunitária transnacional: impactos na governança comunitária

Jorge Hernández-Diaz

Neste texto fala-se da temporalidade das relações entre os migrantes e as suas comunidades de origem. Com base em informações de experiências observadas em localidades da microrregião Zoogocho na região da Sierra Norte de Oaxaca, no México,

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Articles

A regime of terror for the Kaiowá indigenous people in contemporary Brazil (or analytic subjectivity and the comprehension of violence)

Alexandra Barbosa da Silva

The focus of the present article is a regime that I analyze as one of terror, established for the management of relations in contemporary Brazil, fundamentally involving kaiowá indigenous communities in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. It is based

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Articles

Drifting as methodological (pre)disposition: ethnographic immersion and ontological engagement in a catholic spiritual practice

Luis Muñoz-Villalón

Understanding ethnography as a privileged methodological situation in the production of anthropological knowledge, this paper reflects on Holbraad and Pedersen’s proposal for methodological intervention, in dialogue with phenomenology and the

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Articles

Shared vulnerabilities: from corporate groups to spiritual-functionalism among the Saamaka of Suriname

Rogério Brittes W. Pires

The saamaka Mmroons of Suriname speak of many modes of agency of the dead. Among them, the kunu, avenging spirits which act matrilaterally, and the neseki, spiritual godparents which often act patrilaterally. In a way, both are able to connect

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Articles

Three women, one people: akuntsú stories

Carolina Coelho Aragon e Roseline Mezacasa

This article addresses the history of three indigenous women, survivors of the Akuntsú people (Tupían). We present the historical background of their traditional territory, which was located between the Caubá and Trincheira rivers – tributaries

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Articles

Usos discursivos emergentes e práticas comunicativas digitais entre os chanés

María Agustina Morando

A emergência das novas tecnologias de informação e comunicação de massa deu origem a novos espaços discursivos, e as línguas indígenas da América do Sul não foram deixadas de fora destes processos. O objetivo deste artigo é realizar uma

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Memory

O “segredo invisível” da amizade: cinco cartas de Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira para Jorge Dias (1961)

João Lea and Catarina Belo

Em 1960, deu-se uma viragem importante na atividade “metropolitana” da equipa de Jorge Dias (1907-1973), baseada no Centro de Estudos de Etnologia Peninsular (CEEP).1 Desde 1953 que essa pesquisa tinha sido assegurada por Ernesto Veiga de

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Aula Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira

An anthropological perspetive on biodiverse forests: resurgences of ruined landscapes by eucalyptus monoculture

Susana Matos Viegas

Diversity has been addressed by several areas of knowledge. However, anthropology is responsible for offering decentered perspectives on its historical existence. In this article I mobilize ethnographic knowledge from contexts that I know through

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The War Against Gaza: Genocide, Geopolitics and Anthropology

Paulo Gabriel Hilu da Rocha Pinto

27.03.2024

The number of dead and wounded, as well as the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Israel's military offensive against Gaza, reached staggering proportions in just a few weeks. The scale of the conflict and
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Missing girls: the sexual exploitation of children in the form of self-managed internal trafficking

M. Belén Ortega-Senet

13.03.2024

The sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is one of the most invisible forms of sexual violence, loaded with myths, stereotypes, prejudices and greatly simplified in its understanding as a phenomenon. Of all its
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Anthropology in Arabic: beyond the discursive monopoly

Abdellah Hammoudi

Tradução de Ilham Houass e Diane Abd-El-Karim

Revisto por Francisco Freire e Abdallah Hammoudi

12.03.2024

The text by Moroccan anthropologist Abdellah Hammoudi, which we find here today in Portuguese, was originally published in Arabic in 2018 as an introduction to the book
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The corner of the "calabaceira": encounters, affections and ethnography in the "Vale"

Simone Frangella

Max Ruben Ramos

05.03.2024

In this text, Simone Frangella and Max Ruben Ramos talk about their fieldwork experience in Vale da Amoreira, in the municipality of Moita, in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The story invites us to think about how a
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Wandering through the past with an eviscerated present: looking at Gaza through the archives

Raquel Gil Carvalheira

04.03.2024

In this February of a live broadcast genocide, the proposal is "Wandering through the past with an eviscerated present: looking at Gaza through the archives". This in the month in which Etnográfica inaugurates its Found in Translation section with
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Interview with Caroline Brettell

Caroline Brettell

Marta Rosales

Sónia Ferreira

27.02.2024

Interview with Caroline Brettell, held at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, on 30 June 2023. The interview focused on the author's field experience with Portuguese emigration in France and rural populations in Portugal in
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Ex-votos around the monument to Dr Sousa Martins

(Re)encontrar Sousa Martins

Vincenzo Scamardella

06.02.2024

This tale is an ethnofiction about a contemporary and individual research for supernatural help that has its roots in the childhood memories of the protagonist. In this story, the fictional character of Miguel who is inspired by encounters that I
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A decade and many events later: what can we (re)read about possible minority liberalisms?

Paulo Victor Leite Lopes

06.02.2024

In this first edition of “A book and his critics”, we discuss Moisés Lino e Silva’s (Federal University of Bahia) recent book "Minoritarian Liberalism. A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela (2022)", which, based on ethnographic fieldwork in
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“Over there”: on the relative legibility of the cityscape

Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette

23.01.2024

Starting from a brief, casual quasi-ethnographic experience, Thaddeus Blanchette shows us the city as a space of "relative legibility", entangled in multiple perceptions, conceptions and experiences (cf. Lefebvre;
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The value of confession and the exercise of justice

Catarina Frois

06.12.2023

In this note, I discuss the intricacies of the different truths that arise from the empirical material constituted by crime authors' narratives in situations of deprivation of liberty and their analyses of the
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Seeing like a routier: routiers’ borderscapes between Southern Europe and West Africa

Pedro Figueiredo Neto and Ricardo Falcão

22.11.2023

Routier is the self-designation employed by Senegalese men driving decades-old vehicles overloaded with mostly second-hand items from Southern Europe to be sold in West Africa. By seeing like a
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Relational ethics and care for the world

Jarrett Zigon

16.11.2023

In the inaugural contribution to this section, Jarrett Zigon challenges the anthropology limits of relativizing and localizing. Based on the phenomenological-hermeneutic tradition, he proposes an anthropology of
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We are all curmanos

Ramón Sarró

10.10.2023

Starting from an analysis of the novel "El bosque de Ancines" by Galician writer Carlos Martínez-Barbeito, and his fascination with woods and wolves and other archetypes, the author examines the concept of the "curmano". What is a curmano? Are we
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Nombres de lugar: el espíritu

Ramón Sarró

10.10.2023

The name transforms the space into a singular place and, in particular, the religious name defines and constructs the identity of the place in a profound way. In this essay, the author combines landscape, language and religion to reflect on the
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Interview with João Leal

João Leal

Luís Cunha

Humberto Martins

03.10.2023

This interview features João Leal, the first director of Etnográfica. It was conducted by Luís Cunha and Humberto Martins in the Library of the National Museum of Ethnology in
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Etnographing the underground: notes and inspirations from the text by Francisco Martínez

Mariana Tello Weiss

28.09.2023

The text is highly inspiring from both a theoretical and methodological point of view. It proposes an ethnography of the basements in Sillamäe, a small village in eastern Estonia. A village that, because of its
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What Else Can We Do with/in Holes?

Tamta Khalvashi

28.09.2023

“Where is a bunker?” This question started to haunt many of us in Georgian cities, when Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Quest for bunkers, basements and shelters, for spaces of both opacity and
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From basement to de-basement? A probing response to opacity

Hermione Spriggs

21.09.2023

“The opaque is not the obscure” (Glissant 1997:191). So begins Fran Martinez’ text on basements, which he approaches as spaces of opacity that can nonetheless be entered ethnographically. The
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Identity(ies) and negotiation: the dance of dressing and undressing, undressing and dressing (or not).

Raquel Mendes Pereira

19.09.2023

In an attempt to distance myself from the tourists' naked bodies, I decided to order some dresses from Arna, the village seamstress. Even so, throughout the research, my body and the way it was covered or uncovered
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Where the Story Begins Anew

Patrick Laviolette

29.08.2023

Francisco Martínez starts his essay with a quotation by Édouard Glissant. He might just as easily have chosen something from Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space (1958) or Dick
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Gender, sexuality and ourselves

Miguel Vale de Almeida

25.08.2023

In Portugal, the social sciences and humanities have been very resistant to the development of gender and sexuality studies. While the country's peripheral status and the advent of democracy only in 1974 may explain this phenomenon, the same delay,
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Freedom to desire

Victor Hugo de Souza Barreto

28.06.2023

In this first edition of “A book and his critics”, we discuss Moisés Lino e Silva’s (Federal University of Bahia) recent book "Minoritarian Liberalism. A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela (2022)", which, based on ethnographic fieldwork in
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Lights Out. Practicing Opacity in Estonian Basements

Francisco Martínez

21.06.2023

This essay engages with alternative regimes of visibility by investigating the things that are kept, and the practices that take place in basements of eastern Estonia. The use of hiding infrastructures is here
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Confusing maps: notes on new energy territorialities in Portugal and Europe

Ruy Llera Blanes

Luís Silva

Francisco Freire

Antonio Maria Pusceddu

Antónia Lima

Paulo Mendes

21.06.2023

In the current context of post-pandemics, climate crisis and armed conflict in Ukraine, the issue of energy, its production, access and consumption have gained prominence in the global geopolitical landscape. In
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