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Embodying Brazil: an ethnography of diasporic capoeira

Delamont, Sara, Stephens, Neil and Campos, Claudio 2017. Embodying Brazil: an ethnography of diasporic capoeira. London and New York: Routledge. 10.4324/9781315543345

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Abstract

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’.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138672482
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 16:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125002

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