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Introduction to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's “The Equal and the Different”

Author(s): Small, Irene V

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Abstract: Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's text, “The Equal and the Different,” was written circa 1975 at the request of the Brazilian artist Carlos Vergara, who had recently completed a series of photographs devoted the Rio de Janeiro-based carnival group, Cacique de Ramos. Viveiros de Castro, then an anthropology student at the Museu Nacional, locates in Cacique de Ramos a unique model of individual-group dynamics, one based neither on social hierarchy nor conformity, but mimesis and ecstatic deindividualization: a “passion of the same,” as he writes, that emerges from deep within Western society.
Publication Date: 6-Nov-2018
Citation: Small, Irene V. "Introduction to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's “The Equal and the Different”." ARTMargins 7, no. 3 (2018): 104-108. doi:10.1162/artm_a_00221.
DOI: doi:10.1162/artm_a_00221
ISSN: 2162-2574
EISSN: 2162-2582
Pages: 104 - 108
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: ARTMargins
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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