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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


Constructing Boundaries and Creating Legal Facts: A Landowner Dies and a Quilombo is Born

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.9
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter charts the transformation of Mocambo identity through a series of legal categories, each carrying particular obstacles and rights, thus illustrating the first component of legalizing ... More


Family Feuds and Ethnoracial Politics: What's Land Got to do with It?

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.10
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the paradoxes and contradictions that nourish the transformation of ethnoracial identities. It looks at particular religious and political events in two villages in order to ... More


Cultural Moves: Authenticity and Legalizing Difference

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.11
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how revisions to cultural practices of the Xocó and Quilombo Mocambo operated to consolidate new self-conceptions. It examines the importance to Indian identity of the tore (a ... More


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