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In search of legitimacy : how outsiders become part of an Afro-Brazilian tradition

Author: Lauren Miller Griffith
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Series: Dance and performance studies, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every year, young adults from Western nations travel to Brazil to train in the dance/martial art of capoeira. This ethnography uses the concept of apprenticeship pilgrimage-studying with a local  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Miller Griffith
ISBN: 9781785330636 1785330632
OCLC Number: 927438704
Notes: Subtitle on cover: How outsiders become part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira tradition.
Description: viii, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Brief History of Capoeira --
The Challenges of Teaching and Learning Capoeira Abroad --
Travel as a Way to Overcome Doubts --
Preparing for the Pilgrimage --
A World in which the Black Brazilian Man Is King --
How the Rest of Us Get Our Foot in the Door --
Does Form Really Matter? --
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? --
Conclusion and Future Directions.
Series Title: Dance and performance studies, v. 7.
Responsibility: Lauren Miller Griffith.
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"Lauren Miller Griffith became a cultural pilgrim and put her own body on the line to produce this distinctive, valuable, and very readable contribution to the anthropological research on capoeira. Read more...

 
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