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Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry


This book offers a depth of ethnographic work that makes the following theoretical interventions: (a) to emphasize the significance of Brazil in the formation of the African Diaspora with specific attention to black women as social and political agents; (b) to highlight the political life of black communities, specifically those in urban contexts oftentimes represented as socially pathological and politically bankrupt; and (c) to offer a corrective perspective on how we think about politics by focusing on grassroots social movements in neighborhoods as key sites of struggle. The book describes ... More

Keywords: Black women’s activism, Urban social movements, Brazil, Black politics, Latin American cities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816683239
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, author