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Racial Revolutions : Antiracism and Indian Resurgence in Brazil

By: Warren, Jonathan W.
Contributor(s): Mignolo, Walter D | Silverblatt, Irene | Saldívar-Hull, Sonia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.a John Hope Franklin Center Book: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (387 p.).ISBN: 9780822381303.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Racial Revolutions : Antiracism and Indian Resurgence in BrazilDDC classification: 305.898081 LOC classification: F2519.3.E83 | W377 2001Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Maxakali Creation Story; 1. Posttraditional Indians; 2. Methodological Reflections; 3. The State of Indian Exorcism; 4. Racial Stocks and Brazilian Bonds; 5. Prophetic Christianity, Indigenous Mobilization; 6. The Common Sense of Racial Formation; 7. Indian Judges; 8. Contesting White Supremacy; Epilogue; Appendix A: Questionnaire, 1995-1997; Appendix B: Questionnaire, 1992-1994; Appendix C: Biographical Data of Indian Interviewees; Appendix D: Biographical Data of Non-Indian Interviewees; Notes; Glossary
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Summary: The first analysis of a new phenomenon in Brazil, wherein a growing number of mestizos are asserting Indian identities, and racial politics and understandings of race formation have radically shifted.
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Maxakali Creation Story; 1. Posttraditional Indians; 2. Methodological Reflections; 3. The State of Indian Exorcism; 4. Racial Stocks and Brazilian Bonds; 5. Prophetic Christianity, Indigenous Mobilization; 6. The Common Sense of Racial Formation; 7. Indian Judges; 8. Contesting White Supremacy; Epilogue; Appendix A: Questionnaire, 1995-1997; Appendix B: Questionnaire, 1992-1994; Appendix C: Biographical Data of Indian Interviewees; Appendix D: Biographical Data of Non-Indian Interviewees; Notes; Glossary

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The first analysis of a new phenomenon in Brazil, wherein a growing number of mestizos are asserting Indian identities, and racial politics and understandings of race formation have radically shifted.

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In Brazil, the voluminous literature on the successes and failures of "racial democracy" has focused almost entirely on the African and European components of the population and numerous "subracial" groups that purportedly reflect various degrees of both physical and cultural blending of those two major types. Warren (international studies, Univ. of Washington) shows how the descendants of indigenes ("Indians") have, in recent decades, been generally more aware, articulate, assertive, and successful in challenging the traditional dominance of "Whites" than have "Blacks" or others, thereby achieving various kinds of social and political recognition and rights. By specifically focusing on several "remnant groups" in the area east of the tropical forest, where tribal continuity and cultures are lacking, Warren shows how and why self-identification by individuals as "Indian" happens; how it is rewarded and punished; how it relates to church, government, racial stereotypes, and values; and how it is politicized. He also explains how this sizable segment of the population, thought to be on the verge of extinction just 50 years ago, is vital and rapidly growing in both numbers and influence. Novel in its use of data and concepts, this book nicely bridges the anthropology of ethnicity, sociology of race, limits of liberation theology, and Brazilian history and culture. All levels and collections. D. B. Heath Brown University

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<p>Jonathan W. Warren is Associate Professor of International and Latin American Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle.<br></p>

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