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Author Selka, Stephen.
Title Religion and the politics of ethnic identity in Bahia, Brazil / Stephen Selka.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2007]
©2007

Author Selka, Stephen.
Series New World diasporas
New World diasporas series. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2001043837
Subject Religion and politics -- Brazil -- Salvador.
Ethnicity -- Brazil -- Salvador.
Ethnicity -- Religious aspects.
Brazil -- Religion.
Salvador (Brazil) -- Religion.
Description 1 online resource (x, 175 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-168) and index.
Contents Religion and Race in Brazil -- Catholicism and Afro-Brazilian Identity -- Candomblé, Afro-Brazilian Culture, and Anti-Racism -- Alternative Identities, Emergent Politics --The Politics of Afro-Brazilian Identity.
Summary Brazilians of African descent draw upon both Christian and African diasporic religions to construct their racial identities in a variety of intriguing ways. Focusing on the Reconcavo region of northeastern Brazil - known for its rich Afro-Brazilian traditions and as a center of racial consciousness in the country - Stephen Selka provides a nuanced and sophisticated ethnography that examines what it means to be black in Brazil. Selka examines how Evangelical Protestantism, Candomble (traditional Afro-Brazilian religion), and Catholicism - especially progressive Catholicism - are deployed in discursive struggles concerning racism and identity. In the process, he provides a model of wedding abstract theory with concrete details of everyday life. Revealing the complexity and sometimes contradictory aspects of Afro-Brazilian religious practices and racial identity, Selka brings a balanced perspective to polarized discussions of Brazilian racial politics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813039923 (electronic bk.)
0813039924 (electronic bk.)
9780813031712
0813031710
9780813033877
081303387X
OCLC # 747427289
Additional Format Print version: Selka, Stephen. Religion and the politics of ethnic identity in Bahia, Brazil. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007 9780813031712 (DLC) 2007027405 (OCoLC)154704859