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Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil$
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Kwame Dixon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062617

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062617.001.0001

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The Political and Social Landscape of Salvador da Bahia

The Political and Social Landscape of Salvador da Bahia

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(p.12) 1 The Political and Social Landscape of Salvador da Bahia
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Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
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Kwame Dixon

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062617.003.0002

Chapter one provides a brief discussion of the cultural history of Salvador da Bahia; the social landscape and demographic profile of contemporary Salvador, and reviews key Afro-Bahian cultural formations (Candomblé, Capoeira) and other identity platforms, and the rise of cultural and formal politics in Brazil and Salvador. This section highlights Salvador—one of the oldest cities in the Americas and the third-largest city in Brazil—as a vibrant city, home to one of the largest, most politically active and diverse Black populations in the Americas.

Keywords:   Salvador da Bahia, Afro-Bahia, Candomblé, Capoeira

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