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The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Oscar de la Torre

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643243
eISBN:
9781469643267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643243.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In this history of the black peasants of Amazonia, Oscar de la Torre focuses on the experience of African-descended people navigating the transition from slavery to freedom. He draws on social and ... More


Introduction: Two Stories about Rivers, People, and Politics

Oscar de la Torre

in The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643243
eISBN:
9781469643267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643243.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction argues that despite the changes set in motion by the constitutional Article 68, passed in 1988 in Brazil to recognize black rural communities as the recipient of special rights and ... More


The Invention of the Beautiful Game

Gregg Bocketti

in The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062556
eISBN:
9780813051574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062556.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Brazilians’ ideas about football styles, demonstrating the struggle of well-to-do sportsmen to train Brazilian footballers to play as they thought Europeans played, and the ... More


Social Movements in Latin America: The Power of Regional and National Networks

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores how Afro-descended populations have established national and regional organizations to combat racial discrimination by emphasizing the role of civil society.


Sociology and Racial Inequality: Challenges and Approaches in Brazil

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the current debate about affirmative action in Brazil by placing it in a historical frame.


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