Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Legalizing IdentitiesBecoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jan Hoffman French

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832929

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889886_french

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 August 2018

Buried Alive: A Family Story Becomes Quilombo History

Buried Alive: A Family Story Becomes Quilombo History

Chapter:
(p.154) Chapter 6 Buried Alive: A Family Story Becomes Quilombo History
Source:
Legalizing Identities
Author(s):

Jan Hoffman French

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807889886_french.12

The recognition of Mocambo as a modern-day “quilombo” was accompanied by a cascade of changes in relationships and self-conceptions. At the same time, those transformations have been guided by, and continue to be associated with, continuities in practices, beliefs, and worldviews about race, color, ethnicity, and religion that were salient prior to the invocation of the quilombo clause and that remain embedded in newly configured narratives. This chapter focuses on one such narrative and the changes it reflects and has generated. It chronicles the transformation of a family story into the foundational narrative of those in Mocambo who came to identify themselves as black people descended from fugitive slaves. Through variations in the family story and its appropriation by village teenagers, the story became a play about slavery performed annually to commemorate Mocambo's newly significant past.

Keywords:   Mocambo, self-conceptions, family story, narrative, village teenagers, play, slavery

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .