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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


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


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


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