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In Search of Legitimacy : How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Tradition (Hardcover) (Lauren

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Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition. In Search of Legitimacy explores why "first world" men and women leave behind their jobs, families, and friends to pursue a strenuous training regimen in a historically disparaged and marginalized practice. Using the concept of apprenticeship pilgrimage-studying with a local master at a historical point of origin-the author examines how non-Brazilian capoeiristas learn their art and claim legitimacy while navigating the complexities of wealth disparity, racial discrimination, and cultural appropriation.

Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Performing Arts, Sports + Recreation, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Martial Arts + Self-Defense, Dance / Folk, Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Dance and Performance Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Lauren Miller Griffith
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2016
TCIN: 50240569
UPC: 9781785330636
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2815
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