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The Resource Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast, Jan Hoffman French

Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast, Jan Hoffman French

Label
Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast
Title
Legalizing identities
Title remainder
becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast
Statement of responsibility
Jan Hoffman French
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity. Through ethnographic, historical, and legal analysis of successful claims to land by two neighboring black communities in the backlands of northeastern Brazil, the book demonstrates how these two communities have come to distinguish themselves from each other while revising and retelling their histories and present-day stories. It argues that the invocation of laws by these related communities led to the emergence of two different identities: one indigenous (Xocó Indian) and the other quilombo (descendants of a fugitive African slave community)
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Jan Hoffman
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnology
  • Group identity
  • Blacks
  • Shocó Indians
  • Blacks
  • Shocó Indians
  • Blacks
  • Shocó Indians
  • Sergipe (Brazil)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnology
  • Group identity
  • Social conditions
  • Brazil
  • citoyenneté
Label
Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast, Jan Hoffman French
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Globalizing rights and legalizing identities -- Situating identities in the religious landscape of the Sertão -- We are Indians even if our faces aren't painted -- Constructing boundaries and creating legal facts : a landowner dies and a Quilombo is born -- Family feuds and ethnoracial politics : what's land got to do with it? -- Cultural moves : authenticity and legalizing difference -- Buried alive : a family story becomes Quilombo history -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn435526767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807889886
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt625ps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435526767
Label
Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast, Jan Hoffman French
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Globalizing rights and legalizing identities -- Situating identities in the religious landscape of the Sertão -- We are Indians even if our faces aren't painted -- Constructing boundaries and creating legal facts : a landowner dies and a Quilombo is born -- Family feuds and ethnoracial politics : what's land got to do with it? -- Cultural moves : authenticity and legalizing difference -- Buried alive : a family story becomes Quilombo history -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn435526767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807889886
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt625ps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435526767

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