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Description - Blessed Anastacia by John Burdick

Blessed Anatacia describes how popular Christianity confronts everyday racism and contributes to the formation of racial identity. Most explanations of the weakness of Brazil's black movement focus on Brazilian blacks' weak ethnic identity. Burdick challenges this view by revealing, after three years of field research and a hundred in-depth interviews, the multi-layered reality of black consciousness in popular Christianity. Burdick looks at how religious practices, race consciousness and collective political action interact in Urban Brazil.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415912594
ISBN-10: 0415912598
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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