The Poetics of an Amazonian World: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces, and Manioc

Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 4:30 pm

Brazil LAB

A Brazil LAB event with Carlos Fausto (Museu Nacional) and Rob Nixon.

Carlos Fausto is Professor of Anthropology at the Brazilian Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been conducting fieldwork among Amazonian indigenous peoples since the 1980s and writing on warfare, shamanism, ritual, art, mythology, and political authority. He is the author of Warfare and Shamanism in Amazonia and co-editor of Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia. A visual anthropologist, he is also the co-director of the award-winning film The Hyperwomen. Fausto’s new book is titled Art Effects: Image, Agency and Ritual in Amazonia.

Rob Nixon is the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and Professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute. He is the author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.

Organized by the Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Humanities Council, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Location: 
219 Burr Hall
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Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies
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