New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-08
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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Bringing together historically and ethnographically grounded studies of the social and political life of Brazil and Mexico, this collection of essays revitalizes resistance as an area of study. Resistance studies boomed in the 1980s and then was subject to a wave of critique in the 1990s. Covering the colonial period to the present day, the case studies in this collection suggest that, even if much of that critique was justified, resistance remains a useful analytic rubric. The collection has three sections, each of which is preceded by a short introduction. A section focused on religious institutions and movements is bracketed by one featuring historical studies from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and another gathering more contemporary, ethnographically-based studies. Introducing the collection, the anthropologist John Gledhill traces the debates about resistance studies. In the conclusion, Alan Knight provides a historian’s perspective on the broader implications of the contributors’ findings. Contributors. Helga Baitenmann, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, Guillermo de la Pe a, John Gledhill, Matthew Gutmann, Maria Gabriela Hita, Alan Knight, Ilka Boaventura Leite, Jean Meyer, John Monteiro, Luis Nicolau Par s, Patricia R. Pessar, Patience A. Schell, Robert Slenes, Juan Pedro Viqueira, Margarita Z rate

Author Biography

John Gledhill is the Max Gluckman Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Power and Its Disguises: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics. Patience A. Schell is a Senior Lecturer in Latin America Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester. She is the author of church and State Education in Revolutionary Mexico City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Case for Rethinking Resistancep. 1
Resistance and the Creation of New Worldsp. 21
Rethinking Amerindian Resistance and Persistence in Colonial Portuguese Americap. 25
Rituals of Defiance: Past Resistance, Present Ambiguityp. 44
Indian Resistances to the Rebellion of 1712 in Chiapasp. 63
The "Commander of All Forests" against the "Jacobins" of Brazil The Cabanada, 1832-1835p. 81
A "Great Arch" Descending Manumission Rates, Subaltern Social Mobility, and the Identities of Enslaved, Freeborn, and Freed Blacks in Southeastern Brazil, 1791-1888p. 100
Resisting through Religion and for Religionp. 119
Millenarianism, Hegemony, and Resistance in Brazilp. 123
Where Does Resistance Hide in Contemporary Candomblép. 144
Catholic Resistances in Revolutionary Mexico during the Religious Conflictp. 165
Gender, Resistance, and Mexico's Church-State Conflictp. 184
Rethinking Resistance in a Changing Worldp. 205
Tracing Resistance Community and Ethnicity in a Peasant Organizationp. 211
Resistance, Factionalism, and Ethnogenesis in Southern Jaliscop. 230
The Transhistorical, Juridical-Formal, and Post-Utopian Quilombop. 250
From Resistance Avenue to the Plaza of Decisions New Urban Actors in Salvador, Bahiap. 269
Contestation in the Courts: The Amparo as a Form of Resistance to the Cancellation of Agrarian Reform in Mexicop. 289
Beyond Resistance Raising Utopias from the Dead in Mexico City and Oaxacap. 305
Conclusion: Rethinking Histories of Resistance in Brazil and Mexicop. 325
Bibliographyp. 355
About the Contributorsp. 389
Indexp. 391
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