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Mapping diaspora : African American roots tourism in Brazil

Author: Patricia de Santana Pinho
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brazil, like several countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research as well as textual, visual, and archival sources, Patricia de Santana Pinho investigates African American roots tourism, a complex, poignant kind of travel that provides profound personal and collective  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia de Santana Pinho
ISBN: 9781469645315 1469645319 9781469645322 1469645327
OCLC Number: 1029448574
Description: xiii, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
That's my face: African American reflections on Brazil --
The way we were: Brazil in the African American roots tourist gaze --
Black gringos in Brazil?: encounters in sameness, difference, solidarity, and inequality --
We bring home the roots: African American women touring the diaspora and bearing the nation --
The awakening giant: the state's belated acknowledgment of roots tourism --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: African American roots tourism in Brazil
Responsibility: Patricia de Santana Pinho.

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"Brazil, like several countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research as well as textual, visual, and archival sources, Patricia de Santana Pinho investigates African American roots tourism, a complex, poignant kind of travel that provides profound personal and collective meaning for those searching for black identity and heritage. It also provides, as Pinho's interviews with Brazilian tour guides, state officials, and Afro-Brazilian activists reveal, economic and political rewards that support a structured industry"--

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