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Title: Espaço e tempo da territorialidade festiva do Sairé na Amazônia e as expressões do sagrado em Alter do Chão/PA
metadata.dc.creator: COSTA, Maria Augusta Freitas
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor1: GOES, Eda Maria
Keywords: Territorialidade
Cultura amazônica
Escala geográfica
Festa do Sairé
Danças folclóricas brasileiras
Sairé - Alter do Chão - PA
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2017
Publisher: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Citation: CANAL, Maria Augusta Freitas Costa. Espaço e tempo da territorialidade festiva do Sairé na Amazônia e as expressões do sagrado em Alter do Chão/PA. 2017. 341 f. Tese (Doutorado) - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Presidente Prudente, 2017. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: We analyze in this work the constitution of a festive amazonian territoriality instantiated as a religious cultural creation with prominence in the context of the portuguese Amazon: the Sairé's Feast. In the contemporary brazilian Amazon, the festive materiality of the Sairé is only takes place in the village of Alter do Chão, in the municipality of Santarém, where it is characterized as an important element of the tourist economic production, articulated to the regional festivals with emphasis on “Disputas” between dances and dramatizations presented in arenas. This context raises questions about the essence of the religious tradition of the feast and its expression of the sacred, linked to the processions and prayers, with foliations and litanies, which were inherited from the Catholicism linked to and by the Borari indigenous group, as well as the alleged profanity of dances and dramatizations within the Sairé's Feast. To understand these configurations in the Sairé's Feast, we analyze the space-time becoming of this festive territoriality, its processes of machinic assemblages and inclusive disjunctions in a move between horizontalities and multitransescalares spatial verticalities, which are in intrinsic correlation with the production of collective subjectivities and their prospects of meaning to the configuration of social actors entangled in projects of world action/objectification and their coextensive transtemporality. In order to carry out this research, we used the pressupositions of the discourse analysis, oral history, “perspectivist shift” and the descriptive model of spatioterritorial morphology, in order to treat, systematize and analyze documentary data; classical works of missionaries, travelers and chroniclers; non-scientific journals; directed observation producing descriptive notes; free interviews with residents and visitors of Alter do Chão; and oral reports of the organizers and participants of the feast. The results demonstrate a continuous movement of deterritorializing territorializations processes of the Sairé's Feast, which instantiates its territoriality as a fold of existentialist resistance of the Amerindian groups in the portuguese and brazilian Amazonia, surrounded by the inventiveness of the collective subjectivities entangled by the feast/festivity as an expression of the sacred in the region and its webs and tessituras of festive solidarity between the Amazonian localities where dancing and praying were constituted as languages of the sacred that shelters the mythological festive religiosity of cosmic integrity and creative chaos. What highlights the mixture, the depredation and the capture of otherness as elements of the becoming of a project of humanity in coevolution with the environment and their ways of being and living as divinity for the transcendence in immanence. And this appears trans-subjectivated and transtemporalized in the Sairé's Feast “of Alter”, in which all means of exalting “everything that generates life” to the “gift of life” is used, so its festive territoriality imposes profound knowledge of the place that merges language and territory into an expression of sacred entangled by a subjective-expressive-affective logic that gives meaning to solidarity projects in which work-energy-information are processed, inextricably, between productive logic and existential creative sense.
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