Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy

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John F. Collins
Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy

Duke University Press, 2015

In Revolt of the Saints, John F. Collins explores the contested removal of the inhabitants of Brazil’s first capital and best-known site for Afro-Brazilian history, arguing that the neighborhood’s most recent reconstruction, begun in 1992 and supposedly intended to celebrate the Pelourinho’s working-class citizens and their culture, revolves around gendered and racialized forms of making Brazil modern” – Duke University Press