Remembrance of Things Past: The Trope of Africa in Afro-Brazilian Studies

Lisa Earl Castillo


Brazil’s African descendent population, the largest in the Americas, has attracted the attention of anthropologists since the end of the 19th century. Following the tendency of their times, early studies focused on practices that had parallels in the African continent. These practices were understood to be “survivals” that had been transported across the Atlantic intact.


BEATRIZ GÓIS DANTAS, Afro-Brazilian, Lisa Earl Castillo

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