Für Ricardo und Deborasowie die Funkeiros und Funkeiras aller Comunidades Cariocas, Brasiliens und weltweit
„When you see a river from afar, it may look like a blue (or green, or brown) line across alandscape; something of awesome permanence. But at the same time, ‘you cannot step intothe same river twice,’ for it is always moving, and only in this way does it achieve itsdurability. The same way with culture – even as you perceive structure, it is entirelydependent on ongoing process. More precisely, the flow occurs in time and has directions.As a whole, it is endless; externalizations depend on previous interpretations, depending onprevious externalizations. And the externalization now will bring about interpretationswhich in their turn lead to further externalizations in the future. Yet in detail there aredifferences, as some of the externalizations are constantly present, some occur again andagain, although in each instance they are short lived phenomena; and some seldom or onlyonce. In one way or other, also, the flow is everywhere, for as soon as people makethemselves accessible to the senses of others, through physical co-presence or artefactualextensions, they render themselves interpretable” (Hannerz 1992: 4).