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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil
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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Abstract

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the state of Bahia in northeast Brazil. The author shows how, after 1930, the festivals provided a platform for African-Bahians and their allies to re-formulate Bahian regional identity to allow for a greater degree of cultural inclusion for Bahians of African descent. The book emphasizes the agency of African-Bahians as samba, capoeira, and Candomblé ritual were performed during the festivals and des ... More

Keywords: Bahia, Cultural politics, Afro-Brazilians, Religious Festivals, Performance, Candomblé, Vargas era, Samba, Capoeira, Carnival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044781
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Ickes, author