FETISHES AND MONUMENTS
ebook

FETISHES AND MONUMENTS (ebook)

Editorial:
BERGHAHN BOOKS
ISBN:
9780857455406
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Epublication content package
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"In all, this is an exciting study on a consolidated historiographic and anthropological theme such as Afro-Brazilian culture, since it does not take for granted the established truths, or the political practices and though, that both history and anthropology have set out to support in twentieth-century Brazil."  ·  Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire

"...the impressive research and sensitive analyses...make this book an important and original contribution to the cultural history of the region. Anthropologists and historians interested in the development of Candomblé ...and in the processes of objectification and appropriation of everyday practices and things as symbols of collective identity, will certainly find much of interest in Sansi's work."  ·  Journal of Latin American Studies

"This book...brings a new level of analytical rigor to the artistic study of African–American religious objects...Sansi's economical prose allows him to make complex theoretical, historical, ethnographic, and aesthetic arguments succinctly. Its clarity and brevity makes it attractive for course adoption especially in African-Diaspora studies, museum studies and 'non-western' art history courses."  ·  The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

"Sansi's book raises important questions about objectification, appropriation, syncretism, and cultural change in Brazil...the result is a lucid analysis of change over time in light of the political and social history of Brazil and the changes within Candomblé values and beliefs."  ·  JRAI

"A sensitive, well-written, fine analysis of a culture undergoing multiple transitions, without a certain future. Highly recommended."   ·  Choice