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

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Imprint:East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2018.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Ruth Simms Hamilton African diaspora series
Ruth Simms Hamilton African diaspora series.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Ickes, Scott, editor.
Reiter, Bernd, 1968- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:"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."--Publisher description
Other form:Print version: Making of Brazil's Black Mecca. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2018 9781611862942
Standard no.:40028606858