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Ernst Halbmayer

Ernst Halbmayer

Ernst Halbmayer is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Institute for Social Anthropology and the Study of Religions, University of Marburg, Germany since 2008.

He received his PhD (1997) and his Habilitation (2008) from the University of Vienna and was associated researcher at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Paris and honorary fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is working on the Isthmo-Colombian area and Carib-speaking groups, and conducted field research especially among the Yukpa since the early 1990s.

Main topics of his research are indigenous modernities, cosmology and sociality, and the anthropology of conflict and violence. Among his publications are 2018: Indigenous Modernities in South America, Sean Kingston Publishing and 2020: Ernst Halbmayer (ed.): Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Amerindian-Socio-Cosmologies-between-the-Andes-Amazonia-and-Mesoamerica/Halbmayer/p/book/9780367808099, as well as Mònica Martínez Mauri & Ernst Halbmayer (ed.) 2020: Ofrendas, intercambios y otros modos de relación en las socio-cosmologías indígenas contemporáneas del área istmo-colombiana. Special Issue Tabula Rasa 36: 19-320 https://www.revistatabularasa.org/numero36/
https://uni-marburg.academia.edu/ErnstHalbmayer
https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fb03/ivk/fachgebiete/kultur-und-sozialanthropologie/fachgebiet/personen/halbmayer

Contact: ernst.halbmayer@uni-marburg.de

List of publications:
see also https://uni-marburg.academia.edu/ErnstHalbmayer

Recent Books:

  • 2020 (ed.) Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Toward an anthropological understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Routledge, London.
  • 2018 (ed.) Idendidades: Novas configurações em territórios múltiplos. Joyce Otânia Seixas Ribeiro, Eliana Teles Rodrigues, Ernst Halbmayer (eds.) Editora CRV. Curitiba – Brasil.
  • 2018 (ed.) Indigenous Modernities in South America. Sean Kingston Publishing, Canon Pyon.
  • 2018 (ed.) Objetos como testigos del contacto cultural: Perspectivas interculturales de la historia y del presente de las poblaciones indígenas del Alto Río Negro (Brasil/Colombia). Michael Kraus, Ernst Halbmayer & Ingrid Kummels (eds.), Estudios Indiana Bd.11. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut.

Recent papers in Journals

  • 2020 Ofrendas, intercambios y otros modos de relación en las socio-cosmologías indígenas contemporáneas del área istmo-colombiana (with Mònica Martínez Mauri) Tabula Rasa 36: 19-44. https://doi.org/10.25058/20112742.n36.01
  • 2020 Bailando recién nacidos, sometiendo enemigos, formando guerreros: el baile del niño como fuente de fuerza, vitalidad, y resistencia entre los yukpa. Tabula Rasa 36: 293-320. https://doi.org/10.25058/20112742.n36.12
  • 2019 Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies of Northwestern South America: Some Reflections on the Dead, Metamorphosis and Religious Specialists. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 24(1): 13-31. DOI: 10.1111/jlca.12381
  • 2018 Los escritos de los objetos: hacia una textualidad material entre los Yukpa. Mundo Amazonica 9 (1): 245-273. http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/ma.v9n1.64361
  • 2018 Rethinking Culture, Area, and Comparison from the Axial age to the Contemporary Multi-centric World. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 142 (2017): 157-180.
  • 2018 On Dimitri Karadimas’ “Gods, warriors, and celestial parasites. Perceptions, myths, and images in South America” and his canonical version of iconographic perception. Journal de la Société des Américanistes (Paris). 104(1): 281-286.

Recent papers in books

  • 2020 Introduction: toward an anthropological understanding of the area between the Andes, Mesoamerica, and the Amazon. In: Ernst Halbmayer (ed.) Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Toward an anthropological understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Routledge, London, pp. 3-33.
  • 2020 Kinship, clanship, and hierarchy in the Isthmo-Colombian Area. In: Ernst Halbmayer (ed.) Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Toward an anthropological understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Routledge, London, pp. 88-122.
  • 2020 Between Mesoamerica, the Central Andes, and Amazonia. Area conceptions, chronologies, and history (with Christiane Clados), in: Ernst Halbmayer (ed.) Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica. Toward an anthropological understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area. Routledge, London, pp 123-157.
  • 2019 The Perspective from Germany: Steps towards a Dialogue on Objects. (with Michael Kraus, Ingrid Kummels) In: Michael Kraus, Ernst Halbmayer & Ingrid Kummels (eds.) Objetos como testigos del contacto cultural: Perspectivas interculturales de la historia y del presente de las poblaciones indígenas del Alto Río Negro (Brasil/Colombia), Estudios Indiana Bd.11. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut. P.9-47 Translation: https://www.iai.spk-berlin.de/fileadmin/dokumentenbibliothek/Estudios_Indiana/EI_11_introcuction_EN.pdf
  • 2018 Seguir las transformaciones del espacio y de los lugares: Complejidad espacial intensa y la etnografía de las prácticas del espacio. En: Joyce Otânia Seixas Ribeiro, Eliana Teles Rodrigues, Ernst Halbmayer (eds.) Identidades: Novas configurações em territórios múltiplos. Editora CRV. Curitiba/PR, pp.27-45.
  • 2018 Indigenous Peoples and the Transformations of Modernity. Introductory thoughts on contemporary indigeneities. In: E. Halbmayer (ed.) Indigenous Modernities in South America. Sean Kingston Publishing, Canon Pyon, pp.1-28
  • 2018 Yukpa Modernity as Joint Becoming. Ontology, Creolization and the Affirmation of Difference. In: E. Halbmayer (ed.) Indigenous Modernities in South America. Sean Kingston Publishing, Canon Pyon, pp. 55-79.
  • 2018 ‘More than modern’ indigenous modernities: tautology, paradox, excess. In: E. Halbmayer (ed.) South American Indigenous Modernities. Sean Kingston Publishing, Canon Pyon, 207-230.
  • 2018 Mark Münzel zum 75. Geburtstag. Eine persönliche Einleitung zur Festschrift. In: Ulrike Bieker, Michael Kraus, Lioba Rossbach de Olmos, Ingo W. Schröder, Dagmar Schweitzer de Palacios, Stéphane Voell (eds.) Ich durfte den Jaguar am Waldrand sprechen. Festschrift für Mark Münzel zum 75. Geburtstag. Curupira, Marburg, pp. 11-25.
  • 2018 La perspectiva desde Alemania: pasos hacia un diálogo en torno a los objetos (with Michael Kraus, Ingrid Kummels) In: Michael Kraus, Ernst Halbmayer & Ingrid Kummels (eds.) Objetos como testigos del contacto cultural: Perspectivas interculturales de la historia y del presente de las poblaciones indígenas del Alto Río Negro (Brasil/Colombia), Estudios Indiana Bd.11. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut, pp.9-48.
  • 2018 Fabricando el mundo, objetos íntimos y la agentividad de los diseños entre los Yukpa. In: Michael Kraus, Ernst Halbmayer & Ingrid Kummels (eds.) Objetos como testigos del contacto cultural: Perspectivas interculturales de la historia y del presente de las poblaciones indígenas del Alto Río Negro (Brasil/Colombia). Estudios Indiana Bd.11. Berlin, Iberoamerikanisches Institut, pp.319-338.
  • 2018 Epilogo|Epilogue. In: Anne Goletz & Christian Schmetz (eds.) Nanarh yukpapi | somos yukpa|we are yukpa. Donde los Sokorpa-Yukpa en Colombia|at the Sokorpa-Yukpa in Colombia. Wetter: Druckerei Schöder, pp. 214-217.

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