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- DescriptionBrazil's black population, one of the oldest and largest in the Americas, mobilized a vibrant antiracism movement from grassroots origins when the country transitioned from dictatorship to democracy in the 1980s. Campaigning for political equality after centuries of deeply engrained racial hierarchies, African-descended groups have been working to unlock democratic spaces that were previously closed to them. Using the city of Salvador as a case study, Kwame Dixon tracks the emergence of black civil society groups and their political projects: claiming new citizenship rights, testing new anti-discrimination and affirmative action measures, reclaiming rural and urban land, and increasing political representation. This book is one of the first to explore how Afro-Brazilians have influenced politics and democratic institutions in the contemporary period.
- Author BiographyKwame Dixon is assistant professor of African American studies at Syracuse University, USA. He is the coeditor of Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America.
- Author(s)Kwame Dixon
- PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationFlorida
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Florida
- Content Note16 illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
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