Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities

Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities

This research group promotes ethnographic-based research on themes of contemporary relevance, social impact and historical breadth. Researchers are predominantly anthropologists or anthropology-inclined sociologists, social geographers, historians, historians of science, psychologists and visual artists. Research conducted in this RG varies in subject and scale, from small-scale projects for immediate execution in communities with selected social and academic partners (migrant communities, inner-city, ethnography-based art, scientific societies, food practices) to large-scale projects based on funding allowing for team expansion, sustained ethnographic and archival research.

Our general aim is to document and analyse the ways in which groups and societies retain, reshape and reinvent their cultural legacies in the context of changing social landscapes. Changing social landscapes account for new, short-span, multi-cycle migrations and economic-related displacements that redefine and expand the flows of global circulation, with emerging mobile populations and with reinvented meanings for objects, consumptions, relationships, religious, special and political belongings; for the increasing income gaps and precariousness of labour, with new health vulnerabilities and shifting generational relationships; for reconfigurations in collective identities and faith-based movements in contexts of changing political landscapes and renewed arenas for xenophobia, racism and/or new patterns of conviviality.

Drawing on recent developments in anthropology, social history, sociology of culture and social psychology, and aiming to contribute for further conceptual developments across those disciplines, our group gathers senior and junior researchers, graduate students, visiting scholars and international partners engaged in the goal of documenting, with hands-on ethnographic or ethnographic inspired methods, what its like to live in the contemporary world, beyond the cold depictions of statistics, policy reports and quantitative-based analytical models.

The research will be organized into four clusters:

  •  CIRCULATIONS: people, capitals, objects, ideas. Accounting for the flows of people, capitals, objects, ideas, this cluster will host projects addressing (a) the experience of migration, displacement, border-crossing, re-defined ethnicities; (b) the circulation of goods, objects of consumption, desires, practices and meanings; (c) memory, heritage and the uses of the past. Drawing on previous experience on multi-site fieldwork, researchers are encouraged to develop new methodologies and account for the theoretical impact of their findings.
  • EMBODIMENTS: health, science, labour, food. The cluster 'embodiments' will host projects addressing (a) different practices and cognitions related to health and well being, plus the resulting tensions in access to care; (b) the practices of science and the uses of knowledge in society; (c) the reconfigurations of labour and resulting vulnerabilities; (d) access to food, cuisine legacies and practices of commensality. While working on different empirical objects, researchers will converge in the prospect of theorizing along shared conceptual tools and analytical models.
  • PLACE: personhood, belonging, territorialities. This cluster will include projects on (a) the experience of land as property and as territoriality in post-colonial contexts, accounting for colonial legacies, repair and compensation; (b) the making of territorialities in shifting urban landscapes; (c) shared places and multiple belongings. The synergy between different projects will promote conceptual development and methodological innovation.
  • COLLECTIVE COGNITIONS: nationalism, religion, ideologies, conflicts, inclusiveness. This broad cluster will encompass research projects on (a) religiousness and religions in the contemporary world -- new, old, reconfigured, transformed, transnational; (b) nationalism as a latent and driving force in contemporary transnational societies; (c) ideologies and practices of citizenship, inclusion and exclusion (racism, xenophobia, etc); (d) new ideologies and insurgencies in the 21st century. Addressing the reconfigurations of classical research subjects, this cluster will be at once a locus for theoretical development and an observatory for the contemporary world. 
Ana Isabel Pontes
Filomena Batoreu
Francesca Berardi
Sinead Marian d'Silva
Vânia Daniela Pereira Machado
Vítor Barros
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Thu, 21/01/2021 - 11:00 to 12:30
ICS + Online
Valerio Simoni
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Tue, 19/01/2021 - 16:30 to 18:00
Online
Catarina Barata e Susana Matos Viegas
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Fri, 18/12/2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
ICS UL + ONLINE
Lauriane dos Santos
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Tue, 15/12/2020 - 16:30 to 18:30
Onlne
Ana Patrícia Hilário e Fábio Rafael Augusto
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Fri, 04/12/2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
Online
Susana Narotzky
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Fri, 20/11/2020 - 11:00 to 12:20
ONLINE
Paulo Marques Alves, ISCTE-IUL
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Tue, 10/11/2020 - 09:30 to 17:30
ONLINE
Others
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Tue, 13/10/2020 - 16:30 to 17:30
GI Seminars
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Fri, 25/09/2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
Sala 3 - ZOOM
Workshops
Ethnography: weaving the thread between methodological practice and writing
Identities, Cultures, Vulnerabilities
Mon, 07/09/2020 - 10:00 to Fri, 11/09/2020 - 18:00
Viegas, S. de M.(2020)Ancestors and Martyrs in Timor-Leste. In :  Kent, Lia e Rui Graça Feijó (Eds.)The Dead as Ancestors, Martyrs, and Heroes in Timor-Leste, pp.47-65Amsterdam University PressOnline[Book Chapter]
Bastos, C.(2020) Plantation Memories, Labor Identities, and the Celebration of Heritage The Case of Hawaii’s Plantation VillageMuseum Worlds Vol. 8, 1, pp.25-45[Jounal Article]
Miller, F. de S.Woortmann, E. F.D’Ambrosio Camarero, L.Sobral, J. M.Dias Neto, J. C.(2019)Pesca artesanal: práticas sociais, territórios e conflitosVivência: Revista de Antropologia Vol. 1, 53[Journal/Editor]
Miller, F. de S.Woortmann, E. F.D’Ambrosio Camarero, L.Sobral, J. M.Dias Neto, J. C.(2019)Dossiê: Pesca artesanal: práticas sociais, territórios e conflitosVivência: Revista de Antropologia Vol. 1, 53, pp.9-14Online[Jounal Article]
Pussetti, ChiaraBarros, V.(2020)Geographies of Public Art and Urban Regeneration in Lisbon. In : Martinez Francisco (Ed.)Politics of Recuperation. Repair and Recovery in Post-crisis Portugal, pp.101-118 Bloomsbury[Book Chapter]
Pussetti, Chiara(2020)La Gazzella e la Pantera. La gestione dell’apparenza razziale nella industria della modaOfficina della Storia Magazine Vol. 29, pp.18-39[Jounal Article]
Pussetti, Chiara(2020) Oté to kobentén, modon! (Pai de uma órfã, volta!). In : Contos AntropológicosMartins H. E, Mendes P. (eds) , pp.163-179Húmus[Book Chapter]
Matos, P. F. de(2020)[Review of] Wateau,Fabienne.On ne badine pas avec leprogrès: barrage et village déplacé au PortugalJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Vol. 26, 1, pp.211-212Online[Review]
Bastos, C.(2020)Intersections of Empire, Post-Empire, and Diaspora: De-Imperializing Lusophone StudiesJournal of Lusophone Studies Vol. 5, 1, pp.27-54Online[Jounal Article]
Le Petitcorps, C.Desille, A.(2020)La colonialité du pouvoir en migration(s)Migrations Société Vol. 4, 182Online[Journal/Editor]
Le Petitcorps, C.Desille, A.(2020)La colonialité du pouvoir aujourd’hui : approches par l’étude des migrationsMigrations Société Vol. 4, 182, pp.17-28Online[Jounal Article]
Le Petitcorps, C.(2020)La domestication des femmes pauvres. Histoire et échec d’une entreprise colonialiste ressassée à l’Île MauriceMigrations Société Vol. 4, 182, pp.97-112Online[Jounal Article]
Bastos, C.Le Petitcorps, C.Desille, A.(2020)«La couleur du travail» : une anthropologie historique de la fabrique de la race dans la plantation. Entretien avec Cristiana Bastos Migrations Société 182(4), 113-126Online[Outro]
Domingos, N.(2020)Arquiteturas coloniais. Planeamento urbano e a representação da história imperial portuguesa. In : Cruz, B. P. da (Ed.)(Des)controlo em Luanda: Urbanismo, polícia e lazer nos musseques do Império, pp.25-59Outro Modo. Cooperativa CulturalOnline[Book Chapter]
Virgílio, J.(2020)About COVID-19 in Laklãnõ Indigenous Land, BrazilJournal of Extreme Anthropology Vol. 4, 2, pp.E42-E54Online[Jounal Article]
Virgílio, J.(2020)O papel da antropologia decolonial e a antropologia decolonial de papelRevue d'études décoloniales Vol. 5, 1, pp.1-33Online[Jounal Article]
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