Quebra-Quilos and Peasant Resistance: Peasants, Religion, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Brazil by Kim Richardson (review)

Quebra-Quilos and Peasant Resistance: Peasants, Religion, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century... Books Reviewed suggesting that a group of emigrants does not constitute an ethnic group unless they make the conscious effort to be visible. This places ethnicity, and ethnic identity, solely in the realm of being a public performance. It would have been helpful also to nuance the use of the term "activist" in the analysis; despite their different contributions to the construction of Azorean ethnicity, Diniz Borges (an Azorean American writer), Franklin Cascaes (a Brazilian artist), and Clemente Anastácio (one of the directors of the Holy Ghost festival in Fall River in the year 2000) are all described as activists. Leal's economy of expression also comes through in his analysis of the Holy Ghost festival. Here, although Leal makes suggestions for further reading in his footnotes, it would have also been useful to know how the Holy Ghost festival in the Azorean archipelago differs from the way in which it is celebrated in New England and in Brazil. On this last remark, it was a shame that the Holy Ghost festival in Santa Catarina only received a very brief mention. It was also a shame that Leal did not exploit the photographs he included between Part 1 and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Luso-Brazilian Review University of Wisconsin Press

Quebra-Quilos and Peasant Resistance: Peasants, Religion, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Brazil by Kim Richardson (review)

Luso-Brazilian Review, Volume 50 (1) – Oct 29, 2013

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Books Reviewed suggesting that a group of emigrants does not constitute an ethnic group unless they make the conscious effort to be visible. This places ethnicity, and ethnic identity, solely in the realm of being a public performance. It would have been helpful also to nuance the use of the term "activist" in the analysis; despite their different contributions to the construction of Azorean ethnicity, Diniz Borges (an Azorean American writer), Franklin Cascaes (a Brazilian artist), and Clemente Anastácio (one of the directors of the Holy Ghost festival in Fall River in the year 2000) are all described as activists. Leal's economy of expression also comes through in his analysis of the Holy Ghost festival. Here, although Leal makes suggestions for further reading in his footnotes, it would have also been useful to know how the Holy Ghost festival in the Azorean archipelago differs from the way in which it is celebrated in New England and in Brazil. On this last remark, it was a shame that the Holy Ghost festival in Santa Catarina only received a very brief mention. It was also a shame that Leal did not exploit the photographs he included between Part 1 and

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Published: Oct 29, 2013

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