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Lines and circles: images of time in a Panara village

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This article is an analysis of dual organization from the perspective of Panará people in central Brazil. It is suggested that the circular layout of villages with a central men's house can be read as instantiating distinct forms of temporality such that recursive transformation on the periphery is opposed to innovative transformation at the centre. Furthermore, I suggest that the tendency for innovation at the centre makes this the privileged space in which to encounter and incorporate pe...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1467-9655.00149

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
261-279
Publication date:
2003-06-03
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EISSN:
1467-9655
ISSN:
1359-0987
URN:
uuid:d1682821-4f0c-47ea-81d9-45b349840331
Local pid:
ora:8020
Language:
English
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