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African roots, Brazilian rites : cultural and national identity in Brazil

Author: Cheryl Sterling
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Questions of Africanness and blackness rim the Afro-Brazilian sphere of interaction. What is Africa? How is it constructed by Afro-Brazilians? What do these constructions accomplish? How are they reflected in the national character? And how do these constructs lend themselves to ideations of blackness? In fact, what exactly is blackness, given that Brazil is a hybrid nation in both its ethnic composition and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sterling, Cheryl, 1964-
African roots, Brazilian rites.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(OCoLC)815749684
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Sterling
ISBN: 9781137009999 1137009993 1349436224 9781349436224
OCLC Number: 783144372
Description: 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: What roots? Which routes? --
Where is Africa in the nation? History as transformative praxis --
Ritual encounters and performative moments --
From Candomble to carnaval: the transformation of ritual into public performance and discourse --
Aesthetically black: the articulation of blackness in the black arts movement and Quilombhoje --
Performing bodies performing blackness performing self: the quest for a transformative poiesis --
Centering blackness: hip hop and the outing of marginality --
Conclusion: uma luta que nos transcende.
Responsibility: Cheryl Sterling.

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This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomble and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the  Read more...

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