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Embodying Brazil : An Ethnography of Diasporic Capoeira (Hardcover) (Sara Delamont & Neil Stephens &

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The practice of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, has grown rapidly in recent years. It has become a popular leisure activity in many cultures, as well as a career for Brazilians in countries across the world including the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. This original ethnographic study draws on the latest research conducted on capoeira in the UK to understand this global phenomenon. It not only presents an in-depth investigation of the martial art, but also provides a wealth of data on masculinities, performativity, embodiment, globalisation and rites of passage.

Centred in cultural sociology, while drawing on anthropology and the sociology of sport and dance, the book explores the experiences of those learning and teaching capoeira at a variety of levels. From beginners’ first encounters with this martial art to the perspectives of more advanced students, it also sheds light on how teachers experience their own re-enculturation as they embody the exotic ‘other’.

Embodying Brazil: An Ethnography of Diasporic Capoeira is fascinating reading for all capoeira enthusiasts, as well as for anyone interested in the sociology of sport, sport and social theory, sport, race and ethnicity, or Latin-American Studies.

Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Series Title: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Sara Delamont & Neil Stephens & Claudio Campos
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2017
TCIN: 51653366
UPC: 9781138672482
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5186
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