New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

“Details the slow rise of Afro-Brazilian political organization in Salvador, the majority-black capital of Brazil’s Bahia state, and sets it within such change in Brazil and the African diaspora. . . . Contributes to comparative studies of the rise of black consciousness. . . . Recommended.”—Choice “Synthesizes the great complexity of the history of what … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

“Powerfully illustrates that Bahia has a vibrant black political history worthy of documentation, re-centering the scholarship on race and politics to the northeast where the black population is the majority.”—Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, author of Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil . “English-language work has rarely paid such attention to … Continue reading Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Afro-Latin America – New Volume

The rise of Afro-Latin American social movements is the basis of a new book, edited by Syracuse University professors Kwame Dixon and John Burdick. “Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America” (University Press of Florida, 2012) is a collection of original essays detailing the experience of blackness and cultural difference, black political mobilization and state responses to … Continue reading Afro-Latin America – New Volume