Chapter 3 Makers of Their Futures

  • Martin Fotta


The chapter discusses how Calon men gain the attributes of gendered social persons. It argues that an adult married man is expected to be able to demonstrate his valour and back up his claims with physical force whenever appropriate. He has to be attuned to his environment, defend his interests, ready to seize opportunities and thereby ‘make the future’ (fazer futuro), which becomes mapped onto his moneylending activities. Taking care of one’s family and gaining status and authority within a community require a proactive stance as well as interactions with Jurons.


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  • Martin Fotta
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  1. 1.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

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