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Fighting for Honor The History of African Martial Arts in the Atlantic World

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ISBN-10: 1570037183

ISBN-13: 9781570037184

Edition: 2008

Authors: T J Desch Obi

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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 346
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Divining an Approachp. 1
Birth of Traditions
From across the Kalunga: Pastoral Pugilism in Southern Angola to 1860p. 17
Bloodless Duels: Combative Custom in Biafra to 1860p. 52
Across the Kalunga
Enslaved Honor: The Utility of Martial Art in North Americap. 77
Return Passages: Ritual and Revolutionary Liberation from Bondage in the Francophone Caribbeanp. 122
Urban Inversions: Combat Societies in Rio de Janeirop. 152
Conclusion: Embodied Traditionsp. 199
Engolo Techniquesp. 219
Notesp. 225
Select Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 339
About the Authorp. 347
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