Transnational flows of female orishas performative in African-Brazilian cults in Lisbon

Leading researcher: Tathiane Batista
Research group: Practices and Politics of Culture
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Performance | Transnationalism | Gender


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: n.a.
Reference: n.a.
Starting date: 2017

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Abstract

This research project is part of the research efforts on the links between Portuguese-African-Brazilian cultural and/or artistic performances and African-Brazilian rites, as agencies imbued with theatricalities constituting identities shaped by the transnationalization of African-Brazilian to Portugal. These investigative efforts bring together, in isolation, and now articulately, the thematic universes of art, religion, gender and anthropology. Here, as we shall expose, these vectors converge towards the exploration of the artistic and cultural character of migratory flows, amalgamating a transnational culture, as well as forging both a supposedly universal ideology of women and an image of African-Brazilian women in the European community. Therefore, the study emphasizes a qualitative study in which the cases will be explored vertically in order to reach deep levels of women’s social representation through the artistic and/or cultural performances of the female orishas, analyzing how the relationship between art/religion/gender, the social place that occupies this triad and the cultural place where the woman is situated in it. Thus, our main object of research will be the performances of yabás and ‘Mães de Santo’, in houses where women represent the maximum power, observing the combination of performance/communitas/ancestrality, their justifications and representative practices.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub588*Tathiane BatistaPrincipal investigatorproj347*Transnational flows of female orishas performative in African-Brazilian cults in LisbonDoctoral researchOngoing
pub153*Paulo RaposoSupervisorproj347*Transnational flows of female orishas performative in African-Brazilian cults in LisbonDoctoral researchOngoing
Other researchers

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proj347*Transnational flows of female orishas performative in African-Brazilian cults in Lisbon