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OBJETOS, TéCNICAS E SUBJETIVIDADES DE FORA: A COSMOLOGIA SUL-AMERíNDIA NO CONTATO COLONIAL DO SéCULO XVIII

Keywords: south Amerindian cosmology , trade in goods , acquisition of techniques.

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The contact between indigenous groups and colonial agents in the Plata Basin region was marked by an unstable complex relationship, with moments of peaceful approach and hostile retraction. This was, in great part, due to the fact that the South Amerindian ontology was based on the goods’ trade between individuals and groups, aiming social reproduction. This paper demonstrates that the incorporation of foreign elements and the acquisition of western techniques have involved substantial renovations in South Amerindian sociological system. Therefore, that conflict of cosmologies led to an unstable relationship between natives and Spaniards.

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