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Title: Aasenîkon! : Makushi travelogues from the borderlands of Southern Guyana
Author: Grund, Lisa Katharina
ISNI:       0000 0004 6499 151X
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 2017
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This ethnographic account focuses on the conceptions and practices of movement, as narrated by the Makushi people who live along the triple frontier of southern Guyana. The journeys - individual experiences, in particular of women – depict visits to other Makushi communities, to their neighbours and cities in Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela. The travelogues disclose Makushi premises on knowledge and its acquisition: gender, age, temporality and alterity. Exploring these concepts in practice, the ethnography points out the value the Makushi attribute to their encounters with others, situations in which risk and unpredictability are creatively incorporated as part of their sociality.
Supervisor: Overing, Joanna ; Harris, Mark ; Wardle, Huon Sponsor: Russell Trust ; Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CAS), University of St Andrews ; Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik (Nijmegen, Netherlands) ; Volkswagenstiftung
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Amazonia ; Guyana ; Amerindian ; Makushi ; Movement ; Travelogues ; Mobility ; Travel