The making of Brazil's Black Mecca : Bahia reconsidered /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, [2018]
Description:xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Ruth Simms Hamilton African diaspora series
Ruth Simms Hamilton African diaspora series.
Subject:Blacks -- Race identity -- Brazil -- Bahia (State)
Blacks -- Brazil -- Bahia (State) -- Social life and customs.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Blacks -- Social life and customs.
Civilization -- African influences.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- Civilization -- African influences.
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- History.
Brazil -- Bahia (State)
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11740433
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Other authors / contributors:Ickes, Scott, editor.
Reiter, Bernd, 1968- editor.
ISBN:9781611862942
1611862949
9781609175740
1609175743
9781628953404
1628953403
9781628953565
9781628963571
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:One of the few interdisciplinary volumes on Bahia available, The Making of Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered contains contributions covering a wide chronological and topical range by scholars whose work has made important contributions to the field of Bahian studies over the last two decades. The authors interrogate and problematize the idea of Bahia as a Black Mecca, or a haven where Brazilians of African descent can embrace their cultural and spiritual African heritage without fear of discrimination. In the first section, leading historians create a century-long historical narrative of the emergence of these discourses, their limitations, and their inability to effect meaningful structural change. The chapters by social scientists in the second section present critical reflections and insights, some provocative, on deficiencies and problematic biases built into current research paradigms on blackness in Bahia. As a whole the text provides a series of insights into the ways that inequality has been structured in Bahia since the final days of slavery.<br> <br>
Physical Description:xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781611862942
1611862949
9781609175740
1609175743
9781628953404
1628953403
9781628953565
9781628963571