Legalizing identities : becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's northeast /

The author shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity. Through ethnographic, historical, and legal analysis of successful claims to land by two neighboring black communities in the backlands of northeastern Brazil, the boo...

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Main Author: French, Jan Hoffman, 1953-
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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