Subjectivity, identity, and self-transformation

An anthropological approach to travel encounters in India

Författare

  • Cecilia Bastos Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54807/kp.v33.2404

Nyckelord:

alteritet, subjektivitet, antropologi, Indien, rese-möten

Abstract

Den här artikeln fokuserar på den potential resande har att fungera som en möjlighet för upplevd själv-transformation, via kontakt med ”annorlundahet” och genom att skapa en kritisk distans från vardagsvärderingar och -idéer. Den undersöker symboliska betydelser som resor kan få i egenskap av ett slags sekulära ritualer som innebär brott med ”det vanliga”. Med utgångspunkten att möten (encounters) utgör en drivkraft för relationsskapande mellan olika traditioner undersöker artikeln sådana möten utifrån ett antropologiskt perspektiv. Genom en empirisk studie av utländska resenärer i Indien och deras motiveringar och sökanden, menar jag att deras resor kan förstås som ett medel för dem att inte bara möta andra människor utan också för att möta sig själva.

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Författarbiografi

Cecilia Bastos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Cecilia Bastos is a fellow researcher at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in Social Anthropology at the National Museum/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) from 2016 to 2022. She develops research in the field of the anthropology of complex societies, with an emphasis on the social construction of the person, covering topics such as individualism, subjectivity, pilgrimage, embodiment, emotion and spirituality. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2506-3302

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Publicerad

2024-02-08

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Bastos, C. (2024). Subjectivity, identity, and self-transformation: An anthropological approach to travel encounters in India. Kulturella Perspektiv – Svensk Etnologisk Tidskrift, 33. https://doi.org/10.54807/kp.v33.2404

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