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Crépeau, Robert

Full Professor

  • PhD Anthropology, Université de Montréal
  • Postdoctoral: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Contact:

  • Telephone 514-343-7193 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-3074

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Crépeau, Robert

Presentation

My main area of interest and research is Native American and especially South American indigenous studies. My first fieldwork examined the Achuar of the Peruvian Amazon and since then I have worked with the Kaingang of southern Brazil. I am interested in the political and religious expression of American indigenous land claims and identity. I use narratives, mythology and rituals as a way of understanding and describing the internal logic of the practices of these societies.

In recent years, I have published papers on the Kaingang dualistic social organization, described in the light of their contemporary ritual practices, shamanism and contemporary indigenous religious dynamics in a context of religious pluralism.

Areas of expertise

Current projects

  • Projet de recherche FRQ-SC-équipe: Nouvelles configurations des dynamiques religieuses autochtones: du local au global

Publications

Bousquet, Marie-Pierre et Robert Crépeau (sous la direction de), Dynamiques religieuses des autochtones des Amériques. Vers de nouvelles

méthodes/Religious Dynamics of Indigenous People of the Americas : Towards

New Methods, Les Editions Karthala, Paris. 2012, 441 pages.

LEFEBVRE, Solange et Robert Crépeau (sous la direction de), Les religions sur la scène mondiale.

Presses de l'Université Laval, Montréal, 2010, 197 pages.

CRÉPEAU, Robert, 2014, "Para uma comparação da configuração da tradição oral em várias regiões das méricas onde a presença de Giovanni Maria de Agostini foi marcante ", Debates do NER, 15 (25) : p. 139-145, Porto Alegre, Brésil.

CRÉPEAU, Robert et Maude Désilets, 2010, "La figure de l'étranger chez les Kaingang du Brésil méridional", Recherches amérindiennes au Québec, 40 (1-2): 75-81.

CRÉPEAU, Robert, "Exchange, Reciprocity and Social Dualism according to the Kaingang of Southern Brazil", Cosmos. The Journal of the Traditional Cosmological Society, Edinbugh, UK. Cosmos 26 (2010), 103-126.

CRÉPEAU, Robert, " De filosofia e antropologia. Dialogando com o meu savant professor ", Anuário Antropológico/2007-2008, Numéro spécial en hommage au Professeur Roberto Cardoso de Oliveira, pp. 121-149. 2009.

CRÉPEAU, Robert, " A Contribuição de Silvio Coelho dos Santos aos Estudos Jê : uma primeira avaliação ", Ilha. Revista de Antropologia, 10 (1) : 259-272. 2009.

Crépeau, Robert, " Le rite comme contexte de la mémoire des origines ", Archives des sciences sociales des religions, 141 (janvier-mars), pp. 57-73, 2008.

Crépeau, Robert, " Les substances du chamanisme. Perspectives sud-amérindiennes ", Anthropologie et sociétés, 31 (3) : 107-125. 2007.

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