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Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast

Author: Jan Hoffman French
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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Related black communities claim different ethnoracial identities based in laws. Anthropologists widely agree that identities - even ethnic and racial ones - are socially constructed. This book shows  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Hoffman French
ISBN: 9780807832929 0807832928 9780807859513 0807859516 9780807889886 0807889881
OCLC Number: 261173682
Description: xxiv, 247 p. : ill., photos, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Globalizing rights and legalizing identities --
Situating identities in the religious landscape of the Sertão --
We are Indians even if our faces aren't painted --
Constructing boundaries and creating legal facts : a landowner dies and a Quilombo is born --
Family feuds and ethnoracial politics : what's land got to do with it? --
Cultural moves : authenticity and legalizing difference --
Buried alive : a family story becomes Quilombo history --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jan Hoffman French.

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""Analyzes a fascinating case of identity transformation in Brazil's Northeast. . . . Provides a nuanced account of how new conditions of possibility for collective action can transform identity Read more...

 
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