Playing Together and Living Apart: Contemporary Dynamics of Sharing among the Waorani

Playing Together and Living Apart: Contemporary Dynamics of Sharing among the Waorani
Date
28 February 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description


Andrea Bravo, UCL

This paper is an exploration of contemporary egalitarian dynamics among the Waorani, indigenous people from Ecuadorian Amazonia. For this, I offer two ethnographic examples of how the Waorani are domesticating Ecuadorian practices and infrastructure. First, the daily practice of football as a preferred environment for the creation of healthy bodies, socialization and sharing. Second, the incorporation and resistance towards cement houses that challenge their traditional dynamics of living together and sharing. I suggest that Waorani autonomy for designing their contemporary sharing spaces, and therefore remaining egalitarian and ‘living well together’, is challenged by the State’s developmental agenda.

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