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By Christen A Smith

ISBN-10: 0252039939

ISBN-13: 9780252039935

ISBN-10: 0252081447

ISBN-13: 9780252081446

Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil as a tropical paradise infused with the black population's extraordinary power. however the appealing photographs of smiling black faces and dancing black our bodies mask an unsightly fact of anti-black authoritarian violence. Christen A. Smith argues that the dialectic of glorified representations of black our bodies and next country repression reinforces Brazil's racially hierarchal society. reading the violence as either institutional and performative, Smith follows a grassroots circulation and social protest theater troupe of their campaigns opposed to racial violence. As Smith unearths, economies of black ache and anguish shape the backdrop for the staged, scripted, and choreographed afro-paradise that dazzles viewers. The paintings of grassroots organizers exposes this courting, exploding illusions and asking unwelcome questions about the impression of kingdom violence played opposed to the still-marginalized mass of Afro-Brazilians.

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