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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


Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Martha Santos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book offers a critical reinterpretation of male violence, patriarchy, and machismo in rural Latin America. It focuses on the lives of lower-class men and women, known as sertanejo/as, in the ... More


A Brief Moment of Prosperity: Land, Opportunity, and Autonomy, 1845–70

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the brief economic prosperity of free poor sertanejo families in Ceará, Brazil, during the period between 1845 and the mid- to late 1860s. It describes the emergence of a ... More


Unruly Soldiers and Honorable Providers: Paradoxes of Masculinity and State Formation in the Backlands, 1840s–89

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the legal position of the sertanejos of Ceará, Brazil, within the political order of the empire and how they inserted honor into their political practice. It explains that ... More


A Changing World: Deprivation, Dislocation, and the Disruption of Honorable Masculinity, 1865–89

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the impact of economic, political, and social transformations on the sertanejo men during the period from 1865 to 1869. It investigates how pressures in the material condition ... More


Masculinity Challenged and Affirmed: Autonomous Women, Men, and Violent Patriarchy, 1865–89

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how the masculinity of sertanejo men was challenged by women during the period of economic changes in 1865 to 1869. It explains that the autonomous women challenged the men's ... More


Of Courage and Manhood: Masculine Spaces, Violence, and Honor, 1865–89

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how the practice of violence in masculine spaces of sociability influenced young sertanejo men to consider masculine reputation and privilege as contingent on violence. It ... More


Conclusion

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on violence and masculinity of free poor men in Ceará, Brazil. It suggests that the patterns of masculinity of the sertanejo men were not as ... More


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