Behind the scenes: transversality of invisible lines and knowledges

Lundberg, Anita, and Glowczewski, Barbara (2015) Behind the scenes: transversality of invisible lines and knowledges. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 14 (2). pp. 1-10.

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This special issue from the TransOceanik Associated International Laboratory (LIA) draws on ideas from across and between two international meetings. One was held in Paris at the Collège de France in 2014, and the other in Brazil at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis in 2013. The meetings explored the themes Behind the scenes/L'envers du décor and Blurred Interfaces/Interfaces troubles.

The discussions presented here show the emergence of invisible lines of transoceanic scenes from resistance and Kriolisation in Indigenous Australia (Préaud), to a political history of colonial territories across the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans and their invisible connecting lines with contemporary slavery and post-Fordism (Vergés), to the interstitial spaces of French colonialism in the Caribbean islands and their recurrence in the Carnival of Martinique (Bruneteaux), across to Brazil and the emergence of indigenous entities in Afro-Brazilian cults in Manaus (Montardo), and a contact cosmological/cosmopolitical discourse of a Yanomamo Association (Araujo). Brazil further shows the emergence of invisible lines threading through film, including lines of connection and difference through a film festival residency programme between one Brazilian and one Australian Indigenous film maker in Recife (Athias), and finally another invisible thread is woven into the matrix through a filmed discussion held between an Indigenous Australian and three Indigenous Brazilian leaders and anthropologists on the appropriation of heritage through film and other means (Lenoy).

This special edition of Etropics seeks to sketch the cartographies of 'invisibilised' lines as well as to detect traits of singularity that resonate with each other and allow solidarities across boundaries, while affirming their heterogeneity.

Item ID: 40290
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: tropics, rhizomatics, cosmopolitics, cartography, indigenous knowledges
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:04
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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