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Legalizing identities

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
French,Jan Hoffman Auteur (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2009
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780807832929
Published:
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
ISBN:
9780807832929
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Brazil, Ethnology, Social conditions, Land tenure, South America, ethnic identity, Legal status, laws, etc, Sergipe (Brazil), Native Americans (Shoco Indians)
Notes:
247 p., Related black communities claim different ethnoracial identities based in laws. Anthropologists widely agree that identities - even ethnic and racial ones - are socially constructed. This book shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity.