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  • The Abolition of Slavery in Brazilby David Baronov

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 168.00

    The persistence of a raced-based division of labor has been a compelling reality in all former slave societies in the Americas. One can trace this to nineteenth-century abolition movements across the Americas which did not lead to (and were not intended to result in) a transition from race-based slave labor to race-neutral wage labor for former slaves.... more...

  • The Accidental President of Brazilby Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 14.95

    What is it like to govern one of the world's most notoriously ungovernable, most vibrant countries? Brazil's former president offers a candid, wry, illuminating view. more...

  • African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazilby Scott Ickes

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Examines how in the middle of the twentieth century, Bahian elites began to recognize African-Bahian cultural practices as essential components of Bahian regional identity. Previously, public performances of traditionally African-Bahian practices such as capoeira, samba, and Candomblé during carnival and other popular religious festivals had been repressed... more...

  • African Roots, Brazilian Ritesby Cheryl Sterling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop. more...

  • The Amazon Journal of Roger Casementby Angus Mitchell

    The Lilliput Press 1997; US$ 18.94

    "He could tell you things! Things I've tried to forget; thing I never did know." Joseph Conrad "...his was a heroic nature. I should like to write upon him subtly, so that his enemies would think I was with them till they finished my book and rose from reading it to call him a hero. He has the appeal of a broken archangel." T.E. Lawrence British... more...

  • Amazon Peasant Societies in a Changing Environmentby Rui Murrieta; Walter Neves

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Amazonia is rarely appreciated as a historical place home to a range of different societies. This book addresses a comprehensive range of questions from the politics of conservation and sustainable development to the organization of women's work and the diet and health of Amazonian people. more...

  • Another Arabesqueby John Tofik Karam

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Offering a novel approach to the study of ethnicity in the neoliberal market, Another Arabesque is the first full-length book in English to focus on the estimated seven million Arabs in Brazil. With insights gained from interviews and fieldwork, John Tofik Karam examines how Brazilians of Syrian-Lebanese descent have gained greater visibility and... more...

  • Anxious Pleasuresby Thomas Gregor

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    "Good fish get dull but sex is always fun." So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil. But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers' lives. In their elaborate rituals—especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies—the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual... more...

  • Blackness Without Ethnicityby Livio Sansone

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 37.00

    Blackness Without Ethnicity draws on fifteen years of his research in Bahia, Rio Suriname, and Amsterdam. Sansone uses his findings to explore the very different ways that race and ethnicity are constructed in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. He compares these Latin American conceptions of race to dominate notions of race that are defined by... more...

  • Bluecoats and Tar Heelsby Mark Bradley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 25.00

    In Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina, Mark L. Bradley examines the complex relationship between U.S. Army soldiers and North Carolina civilians after the Civil War. Postwar violence and political instability led the federal government to deploy elements of the U.S. Army in the Tar Heel State, but their... more...