Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Farfán-Santos, Elizabeth, author.

Title Black bodies, black rights : the politics of quilombolismo in contemporary Brazil / Elizabeth Farfán-Santos.

Publication Info. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.896081 F224b 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-187) and index.
Contents Introduction : a "problematic" field -- Black heroes : rewriting black resistance and quilombo history -- Black identities : conceiving blackness and quilombolismo -- Black lives : "we are quilombolas!" -- Black rights : documentation, proof, and authenticity -- Black justice : grande paraguaìu and the growing fight for quilombola justice -- Conclusion -- Epilogue.
Summary "Under a provision in the Brazilian constitution, rural black communities identified as the modern descendants of quilombos--runaway slave communities--are promised land rights as a form of reparations for the historic exclusion of blacks from land ownership. The quilombo provision has been hailed as a success for black rights; however, rights for quilombolas are highly controversial and, in many cases, have led to violent land conflicts. Although thousands of rural black communities have been legally recognized, only a handful have received the rights they were promised. Conflict over quilombola rights is widespread and carries important consequences for race relations and political representations of blackness in twenty-first century Brazil. Drawing on a year of field research in a quilombola community, Elizabeth Farfán-Santos explores how quilombo recognition has significantly affected the everyday lives of those who experience the often-complicated political process. Questions of identity, race, and entitlement play out against a community's struggle to prove its historical authenticity--and to gain the land and rights they need to survive. This work not only demonstrates the lived experience of a new, particular form of blackness in Brazil, but also shows how blackness is being mobilized and reimagined to gain social rights and political recognition. Black Bodies, Black Rights thus represents an important contribution to the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Afro-Latino studies."--Publisher's description.
Subject Blacks -- Brazil.
Blacks -- Political activity -- Brazil.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Brazil.
Blacks -- Brazil -- Social conditions.
Blacks -- Civil rights -- Brazil.
Quilombos -- Brazil.
Blacks. (OCoLC)fst00833880
Blacks -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00833892
Blacks -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00833978
Blacks -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00833987
Blacks -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00834005
Quilombos. (OCoLC)fst01742332
Brazil. (OCoLC)fst01206830
ISBN 9781477309421 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
147730942X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781477309223 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1477309225 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781477309230 (library e-book)
9781477309247 (non-library e-book)
Sudoc No. Z UA380.8 F224BL txdocs

Available items only