Learning, body and territory among indigenous Xakriabá boys

Rogério Correia da Silva, Ana Maria R. Gomes
2015 Horizontes Antropológicos  
AbstractThis article draws on an ethnographical study of indigenous Xakriabá boys, focusing on fieldwork that explores everyday practices that characterise the passage from domestic space to manhood through territory circulation. The hunt assumes an emblematic position in the learning process configuration that constitutes the male ethos of the Xakriabá. We review the unique arrangement of key practices, exploring their articulations and revealing learning processes developed both through the
more » ... both through the use of the scythe in agricultural work, and through hunting in the woods that surround the villages. Learning is explored as an inherent dimension of social practices. We highlight the relationships among different learning configurations in order to identify recurrent themes, such as peer interaction and co-responsability, which characterise particular ways of learning among the Xakriabá.
doi:10.1590/s0104-71832015000200008 fatcat:7fugaow42vdjllvxktfw7dbebe