THE BODY AS A DISCURSIVE INTERFACE BETWEEN CAPOEIRA AND SCIENCE EDUCATION: POSSIBLE INTERCULTURAL GINGAS
Keywords:Interculturalism Capoeira, Science Education, Decoloniality
The purpose of this paper was to build intercultural gingas between traditional Afro- Brazilian knowledge and science education, taking into consideration the educational processes that are expressed through the body. Ginga is a bodily representation that expresses negotiation in capoeira. In this way, intercultural gingas constitute dialogues based on the theoretical frameworks of critical interculturalism. They were outlined by means of research carried out at the Master's level, in a community with remaining African ancestry that receives the intervention of the Green Room, an extension action of the Federal University of Bahia within the scope of Science Education. The territory experiencing the quilombola certification process is São Francisco do Paraguaçu (Bahia) and since 2014 has been affected by this proposal anchored in the assumptions of Science, Technology and Society. Empirical data were collected through semi-structured interviews with capoeira masters in the region, based on their discursive references to traditional Afro-Brazilian knowledge, and on scientific literature. These lenses made it possible to monitor the pedagogical mediations performed by the Green Room with local residents, in the course of an ethnographic immersion supported by Restrepo (2018). The interface of this relationship was conceived from the perspective of the body as a socio-historical discourse in Bakhtin's (2006) conceptions, resulting in intercultural ginges of dissensus that deny racial- ethnic difference, marking it on a hierarchical basis, and ginges of consensus that treat cultural difference with reciprocity.
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