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Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho


Brazil, like some countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic research as well as textual, visual, and archival sources, Patricia de Santana Pinho investigates African American roots tourism, a complex, poignant kind of travel that provides profound personal and collective meaning for those searching for black identity and heritage. It also provides, as Pinho’s interviews with Brazilian tour guides, state officials, and Afro-Brazilian activists reveal, econo ... More

Keywords: Brazil, African Americans, African Diaspora, Roots Tourism, Diaspora Tourism, Transnational black solidarity, Afro-Brazilians, Blackness, Black identity, Black culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469645322
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia de Santana Pinho, author
University of California, Santa Cruz