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Introduction: Globalizing Rights and Legalizing Identities

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.6
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore how issues such as race relations, indigenous struggles, and the black consciousness movement in Brazil intersect with, and ... 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


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


Buried Alive: A Family Story Becomes Quilombo History

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.12
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The recognition of Mocambo as a modern-day “quilombo” was accompanied by a cascade of changes in relationships and self-conceptions. At the same time, those transformations have been guided by, and ... More


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