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

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Imprint:East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, [2018]
Description:xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Ickes, Scott, editor.
Reiter, Bernd, 1968- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Part 1. Historical Constructions of the Meanings of "Blackness" in Bahia
  • The English Professors of Brazil: On the Diasporic Roots of the Yorùbá Nation
  • Carnival, Culture, and Black Citizenship in Post-Abolition Bahia
  • Racialization in the Time of Abolition: Negotiations over Freedom and the Freedom of Men and Women of Color in Bahia
  • Medicalized Motherhood as Race and Place: Bahia 1930s-1940s
  • O que é que a Bahia representa? Bahia's State Museum and the Struggles to Define Bahian Culture
  • Behold Our City: Conflicting Mid-Century Modernist Visions of Afro-Bahia
  • Sweet Barbarians: Baianidade and the Brazilian Counterculture of the 1970s
  • Precarious Bahia: Colonial Narratives to the Images of Mario Cravo Neto
  • Part 2. Contemporary (De-)Constructions of the Black Mecca
  • The Power of Whiteness and the Making of the Other: Bahia of the White Mind?
  • City of Women, No City for Women: The Gendered Twist on Black Mecca
  • Our Slaveland
  • The Politics of Blackness in Salvador, Bahia
  • Candomblé and the Magic of Bahia
  • Now You're Eating Slave Food! A Genealogy of Feijoada, Race, and Nation
  • Conclusion
  • Contributors