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Etnicidade e reelaboração do nós: a contínua construção do ser Guarani

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Author(s): Sarah Iurkiv Gomes Tibes Ribeiro

Journal: Espaço Plural
ISSN 1518-4196

Volume: 08;
Issue: 16;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Contacts | Guarani in the West | self-identification | self-alteration

ABSTRACT
The objective of this articleis to analyze specific situations ofinterethnic contact between theGuarani in the West, agents of Itaipuand different segments of the nationalsociety, analyzing the indigenousprocess of incorporation/construction/adaptation of external influences. Theemphasis of this reflection is focusedon the increase of the externalinterferences in relation to the Indians,due the installation of Itaipu in the Westof the Paraná, increasing, on the otherhand, the resistance mechanisms ofthe indigenous people, based on itsworld of meanings. Therefore theIndians interact with the manysegments of the national society thatare succeeded in the region, beingmore and more aware of its selfidentification,although its life in societyhas suffered transformations in thesocial doings as well as the socialrepresenting. This is understood by selfalteration.
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