Asking what it means to be quilombola (descendants of African slaves) in the twenty-first century, Kenny illustrates how heritage and identity do not simply exist, but are continually being constructed to reflect particular historical circumstances. The book includes supplementary exercises that encourage readers to make connections between the case study at hand, their own heritage, and heritage-making efforts in other parts of the world.
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|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
|Series:||Teaching Culture: UTP Ethnographies for the Classroom|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
1. Slavery, Quilombos, and Land
2. From Enslavement to Quilombolas
3. Quilombola Identity
What People are Saying About This
"Grappling with fundamental anthropological questions but written for general readers, this is a key book for students, researchers, and instructors working on race, ethnicity, identity politics, heritage, and memory in Latin America. Deeply Rooted in the Present is a welcome and exciting addition to the rapidly growing field of heritage studies."
"The book engages, in a theoretically sophisticated manner, the thorny complex of heritage and memory in a society still fraught with the legacies of slavery and racism."
"Kenny provides a rich exploration of the quilombo movement, which has transformed the politics of race, land, and culture throughout Brazil. Throughout, Kenny illuminates the anthropology of heritage, racism, and the making and remaking of culture and identity, resulting in an ideal book for many college courses, not just those focused on Brazil."