Accepted Paper:

The early anthropologist and the emancipation of anthropology  


Jefferson Virgilio (UFSC)

Paper short abstract:

This paper seeks to reflect on the method, based on ethnographic practice. I seek, as unique student who completed her studies in an anthropology course at UFSC, to be able to provoke a reflection on the definition of what should be the final thesis in anthropology.

Paper long abstract:

Anthropology as construction of knowledge about each other can not be reduced to academic field. Its epistemological development as knowledge production and especially as a science is directly dependent on their achievement in various uses, the largest number of agents, the most comprehensive collection of methods, the most varied set of interests and for the longest time possible.

The emancipation of anthropological practice occurs when the anthropologist is allowed to carry out their research independently of the normative standards and reactionary of academic conduct. Reflected not only in whom, when or where the search is performed, it is also urgent to problematize the standardization of how anthropological knowledge is constructed.

Anthropology with emphasis on the multi-value is able to understand and foster a mixed-use, allowing the simultaneous existence of emancipatory movements and developments in multiple lines of the same mind, which is collective and liberating.

Anthropology is not a science that seeks a definitive answer. It should be obvious to any anthropologist that anthropological knowledge is in itself infinite in size, unreachable in its fullness, endless in scope and in constant revision and reconstruction of shape and body. With this type of discourse, I hope to highlight the importance of work, which even if not innovative in practice, are in perspective and positioning.

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Anthropology as a vocation and occupation