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Black Bodies, Black Rights The Politics of Quilombolismo in Contemporary Brazil

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ISBN-10: 147730942X

ISBN-13: 9781477309421

Edition: 2016

Authors: Elizabeth Farf�n-Santos

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Under a provision in the Brazilian constitution, rural black communities identified as the modern descendants of quilombos—runaway slave communities—are promised land rights as a form of reparations for the historic exclusion of blacks from land ownership. The quilombo provision has been hailed as a success for black rights; however, rights for quilombolas are highly controversial and, in many cases, have led to violent land conflicts. Although thousands of rural black communities have been legally recognized, only a handful have received the rights they were promised. Conflict over quilombola rights is widespread and carries important consequences for race relations and political…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 5/24/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English