9781558763500-1558763503-Capoeira and Candomblé: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil

Capoeira and Candomblé: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil

ISBN-13: 9781558763500
ISBN-10: 1558763503
Author: Floyd Merrell
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Format: Paperback 315 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781558763500
ISBN-10: 1558763503
Author: Floyd Merrell
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Format: Paperback 315 pages

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Acknowledged author Floyd Merrell wrote Capoeira and Candomblé: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil comprising 315 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1558763503 and 9781558763500. Since then Capoeira and Candomblé: Conformity And Resistance In Brazil textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves in Brazil, and Candombl‚ is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs and practices. The two are closely interconnected. Capoeira and Candombl‚ have for centuries made up a coherent form of Brazilian life, despite having been suppressed by the dominant cultures. Now they are not only widely recognized in Brazil, but have become popular in North America and Europe as a new blend of sports, dance, and holistic approach to many facets of life. For Western audiences, Capoeira performance and Candombl‚ services are fun to watch and participate in, but difficult to understand. Both have apparently familiar elements, but this seeming conformity with the dominant cultures was for 400 years a strategy of resistance by Brazilian slaves. The author offers his own reflections about Capoeira and Candombl‚, combining personal experiences with anecdotes, historical facts, and research as well as religious and philosophical interpretations, both Western and non-Western. The result is informative and entertaining, a description and analysis that allows readers to get a feeling, understanding, and even experience of the spirit of Capoeira and Candombl‚.

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