Women, Race and Christianity in Brazil
By (author) John Burdick
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Blessed Anastacia by John Burdick
Book DescriptionThe weakness of Brazil's black consciousness movement is commonly attributed to the fragility of Afro-Brazilian ethnic identity. In a major account, John Burdick challenges this view by revealing the many-layered reality of popular black consciousness and identity in an arena that is usually overlooked: that of popular Christianity.Blessed Anastacia describes how popular Christianity confronts everyday racism and contributes to the formation of racial identity. The author concludes that if organizers of the black consciousness movement were to recognize the profound racial meaning inherent in this area of popular religiosity, they might be more successful in bridging the gap with its poor and working-class constituency.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415912594
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A description of the way in which popular Christianity confronts everyday racism and contributes to the formation of black women's identity. The analysis has been based on three years of field research in Brazil.
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Author Biography - John Burdick
John Burdick is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University. He is the author of Looking for God in Brazil (1993).
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