African-Brazilian culture and regional identity in Bahia, Brazil

Ickes, Scott

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  • Creator Scott Ickes
  • Format Books
  • Publication Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2013] ©2013
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  • Physical Details
    • xi, 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780813044781, 0813044782
  • OCLC ocn806013184


  • An examination of why Afro-Bahian people are a marginalized racial group despite the fact that Bahia has a majority black population.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Brazil's Black Rome and the remaking of Bahian regional identity -- Salvador, Bahia, 1930-1954 -- The revitalization of African-Bahian culture -- Performing Bahia: public festivals, samba, and African-Bahian agency -- Rituals of inclusion: evolving discourses of Bahianness -- Carnival of the people: Batucadas and Afoxés -- The project of regional identity formation: culture, politics, and tourism -- Conclusion and epilogue: cultural politics in Bahia
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