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Rituals of Defiance: Past Resistance, Present Ambiguity, by Felipe Castro Gutiérrez, translated by Sarah Maitland

Maitland, Sarah. 2012. Rituals of Defiance: Past Resistance, Present Ambiguity, by Felipe Castro Gutiérrez, translated by Sarah Maitland. In: John Gledhill and Patience Schell, eds. New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico. Durham NC: Duke University Press, pp. 44-62. ISBN 978-0822351870 [Book Section]

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Bringing together historically and ethnographically grounded studies of the social and political life of Brazil and Mexico, this collection of essays revitalizes resistance as an area of study. Resistance studies boomed in the 1980s and then was subject to a wave of critique in the 1990s. Covering the colonial period to the present day, the case studies in this collection suggest that, even if much of that critique was justified, resistance remains a useful analytic rubric. The collection has three sections, each of which is preceded by a short introduction. A section focused on religious institutions and movements is bracketed by one featuring historical studies from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and another gathering more contemporary, ethnographically-based studies. Introducing the collection, the anthropologist John Gledhill traces the debates about resistance studies. In the conclusion, Alan Knight provides a historian’s perspective on the broader implications of the contributors’ findings.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
2012Published

Item ID:

17389

Date Deposited:

22 Apr 2016 14:32

Last Modified:

19 Sep 2018 15:01

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/17389

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