9780252081446-0252081447-Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

ISBN-13: 9780252081446
ISBN-10: 0252081447
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Smith, Christen A
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252081446
ISBN-10: 0252081447
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Smith, Christen A
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Smith, Christen A wrote Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil comprising 280 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252081447 and 9780252081446. Since then Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil as a tropical paradise infused with the black population's one-of-a-kind vitality. But the alluring images of smiling black faces and dancing black bodies masks an ugly reality of anti-black authoritarian violence. Christen A. Smith argues that the dialectic of glorified representations of black bodies and subsequent state repression reinforces Brazil's racially hierarchal society. Interpreting the violence as both institutional and performative, Smith follows a grassroots movement and social protest theater troupe in their campaigns against racial violence. As Smith reveals, economies of black pain and suffering form the backdrop for the staged, scripted, and choreographed afro-paradise that dazzles visitors. The work of grassroots organizers exposes this relationship, exploding illusions and asking unwelcome questions about the impact of state violence performed against the still-marginalized mass of Afro-Brazilians.

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