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Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence

Tracy Devine Guzman


How do the lives of indigenous people relate to the romanticized role of “Indians” in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? This book charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the post-independence period and highlighting Native peoples' ongoing work to decolonize it. Engaging issues ranging from sovereignty, citizenship, and national security to the revolutionary potential of art, sustainable development, and the gendering of ethnic differences, it argues that the tensions b ... More

Keywords: indigenous people, Indians, Brazilian history, cultural production, postindependence, sovereignty, citizenship, sustainable development, ethnic differences, Indianness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469602080
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469602103_Guzman


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy Devine Guzman, author