MARTHA S. SANTOS: Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845-1889. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
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Castilho, C. T. (2014). MARTHA S. SANTOS: Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845-1889. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 25(2), 141-143. Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1147

Abstract

Dilma Rousseff’s historic victory in the 2010 presidential election depended on sweeping the Brazilian northeast. She triumphed in a region habitually described by its impoverishment, natural calamities, and a longstanding regard for violence as the basis of authority. Repeated ad nauseam about the northeast in general, and its sertão, or hinterlands, in particular, these attributes have acquired a timeless and inherent quality. What, then, can Dilma’s resounding electoral performance suggest about the changing codes of public life in the northeast?
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