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We are Indians Even if Our Faces aren't Painted

Jan Hoffman French

in Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french.8
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how the lives and self-image of the people who became the present-day Xocó Indians were transformed. It shows how the dramatic history of this community emerged from a marriage ... More


Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Jan Hoffman French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists widely agree that identities—even ethnic and racial ones—are socially constructed. Less understood are the processes by which social identities are conceived and developed. This book ... More


Situating Identities in the Religious Landscape of the Sertão

Jan Hoffman French

in Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french.7
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The people who would become the Xocó Indians and the quilombolas of Mocambo share a common backland history, culture, and politics—all of which came to be mobilized and revised by them in the years ... More


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