CITIZENSHIP, MIGRATION, HERITAGE AND COSMOPOLITANISM

P.I.: Clara Saraiva

Description

This project intends to address a series of questions related to the notion of citizenship in the contemporary world, starting from cultural and social anthropology, and analyzing how the concept of citizenship in a postcolonial world covers a wide range of important themes in the definition of what it is to be a citizen in the world and of the world. The notion of citizenship implies reflection on diverse themes that, for the purposes of this project, are organized in two main thematic axes: the notion of citizenship, in its relation to heritage, and the notion of citizenship, in its relation to migration and the concept of health. Within these two axes, there are several sub-themes:

  • the concept of heritage in its broadest sense, in which the relation of heritage to religion is of particular importance.
  • the anthropological analysis of the relationship between the concept of health and the various cognitive / religious and emotional maps about health in different cultural contexts.

The project has a strong comparative side, since it is intended to study realities not only of the Portuguese world and its postcolonial connections, with emphasis on the migration mainly of the PALOPs and Brazil, but also to look at these realities in the countries that were former Portuguese colonies (including Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil). Apart from these, other countries from different colonial systems (English, French, German) will also be included, if possible, as a way of comparison with the Portuguese case.

As such, it will be sought to find partners and funding to enable research in the above mentioned countries.

Objectives

  • to analyze concrete cases of the interaction between heritage / migration and religion in Portugal and other countries where the migrants come from
  • to analyze the relationship between the concept of health and the various cognitive / religious and emotional maps

Project team

Clara Saraiva
Doris Wieser
Elsa Peralta
Fatumata Djau Baldé
Giulia Cavallo
Roberta Boniolo
Simone Frangella