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Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil$
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Stephen Selka

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031712

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031712.001.0001

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Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Stephen Selka

University Press of Florida

This book focuses on Brazilians of African descent. Focus is particularly directed on their Catholicism and their influences from African-derived religions in constructing their racial identities. This book examines the Recôncavo region of Brazil which is home to Afro-Brazilian cultural traditions and to racial consciousness in the country. It examines how the religions of Evangelical Protestantism, Candomblé, and Catholicism have shaped and influenced the discursive struggles on racism and Afro-Brazilian identity. By revealing the multiplicity and sometimes contradictory features of the Afro-Brazilian religious practices and racial identity, the book aims to bring equilibrium to an otherwise polarized and opposing stand on Brazilian racial politics.

Keywords:   African descent, Brazilians, African-derived religions, racial identity, racial consciousness, Catholicism, Candomblé, racism, Afro-Brazilian identity, racial politics

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