Women’s Territorialities within Indigenous Societies in Brazil: Past Discourses, Present Relations

Author(s): Juliana Machado; Jozileia Daniza Kaingang

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The aim of this paper is to contribute to a still scarce reflection on the practices, their effects and meanings, of women within indigenous and traditional societies in their territorial processes, from interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives. This research is sought to consolidate an already existing network of collaboration between historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and indigenous and riverine women in an attempt to understand the practices, roles and processes of identification/recognition and representation conquered and attributed to indigenous women particularly in the contexts of training, use and maintenance of their territories. For the development of this research I will use three methodological approaches: the compilation and writing of biographies of women; analysis of ethnoarchaeological research data; and the systematization of archaeological, historical and ethnographic data published related to women and their relationship with territoriality processes. The development of this research aims at diminishing the invisibility of women in historical, pre-colonial, colonial and present-day narratives in the Brazilian context, as opposed to their constant presence in myths and their importance in the forms of organization, leadership and indigenous social representation from the European conquest to the present day, particularly in territorial management, agriculture and the struggle for land.

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Women’s Territorialities within Indigenous Societies in Brazil: Past Discourses, Present Relations. Juliana Machado, Jozileia Daniza Kaingang. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450334)

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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25134