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Lusotopy as Ecumene

Pina-Cabral, Joao (2014) Lusotopy as Ecumene. In: Hylland Eriksen, Thomas and Garsten, Christina and Randeria, Shalini, eds. Anthropology Now and Next: Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz. Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York, pp. 241-263. ISBN 978-1-78238-449-6. E-ISBN 978-1-78238-450-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:50449)

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Abstract

In order to avoid the sociocentric proclivity to identify language with culture and nation, thus echoing the language of empire, this paper follows the suggestions of Kroeber, Hannerz, and Mintz in taking recourse to the concept of ecumene. It aims to show that the concept can be applied profitably to the spaces and moments that integrate the vastly differentiated worldwide network of relations resulting from the historical expansion of the Portuguese. To that extent, Lusotopy is a space of human cohabitation structured by amity.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Ecumene, Colonialism, Language, Portuguese expansion
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Joao de Pina Cabral
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 15:45 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 12:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50449 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina-Cabral, Joao: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7180-4407
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