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Deeply Rooted in the Present By Mary Lorena Kenny

Deeply Rooted in the Present by Mary Lorena Kenny

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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.

Deeply Rooted in the Present Summary

Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian Quilombos by Mary Lorena Kenny

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.

About Mary Lorena Kenny

Mary Lorena Kenny is Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is the author of Hidden Heads of Households: Child Labor in Urban Northeast Brazil (2007).

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Maps List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Slavery, Quilombos, and Land 2. From Enslavement to Quilombolas 3. Quilombola Identity Conclusion Further Reading Supplementary Exercises References Index

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NGR9781442634756
9781442634756
1442634758
Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian Quilombos by Mary Lorena Kenny
New
Hardback
University of Toronto Press
2018-05-17
192
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