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Capoeira and Candomblé : conformity and resistance in Brazil

Author: Floyd Merrell
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Markus Wiener Publishers edView all editions and formats
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Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves, and Candomble is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs and practices. Together, they make up a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merrell, Floyd, 1937-
Capoeira and Candomblé.
Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2005
(OCoLC)607268054
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd Merrell
ISBN: 155876349X 9781558763494 1558763503 9781558763500 3865271685 9783865271686 848489178X 9788484891789
OCLC Number: 56752986
Description: x, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Capoeira : playfully practicing philosophy. A brief history of the art --
Capoeira becoming --
How the art is becoming --
How the becoming is processual --
Nonlinear and sinuous is the road --
Candomblé : living philosophy, philosophical living. Rhythms and rituals of resistance --
Hegemonic pressure --
Does syncretism give an adequate account? --
More complex than meets the eye --
Process : perpetual change within stability --
The dichotomies become more pliable --
Those other logics within cultural processes. Qualifying the process : an impossible task? --
Attempting to refine the figure further --
Still in search of process --
Capoeira and Candomblé as cultural logics. Brazilian haziness --
Capoeira, again --
Candomblé, one more time.
Responsibility: Floyd Merrell.
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