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Author Sansi-Roca, Roger, author.

Title Fetishes and monuments : Afro-Brazilian art and culture in the twentieth century / Roger Sansi.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Remapping cultural history ; v. 6
Remapping cultural history ; v. 6.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Apr. 22, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1 'Making the Saint': Spirits, Shrines and Syncretism in Candomble; Chapter 2 From Sorcery to Civilisation: The Objectification of Afro-Brazilian Culture; Chapter 3 From Informants to Scholars: Appropriating Afro-Brazilian Culture; Chapter 4 From Weapons of Crime to Jewels of the Crown: Candomble in Museums; Chapter 5 From the Shanties to the Mansions: Candomble as National Heritage; Chapter 6 Modern Art and Afro-Brazilian Culture in Bahia; Chapter 7 Authenticity and Commodification in Afro-Brazilian Art.
Chapter 8 Candomble as Public Art: The Orixas TororoChapter 9 Re-appropriations of Afro-Brazilian Culture; Bibliography; Index.
Summary One hundred years ago in Brazil the rituals of Candomblé were feared as sorcery and persecuted as crime. Its cult objects were fearsome fetishes. Nowadays, they are Afro-Brazilian cultural works of art, objects of museum display and public monuments. Focusing on the particular histories of objects, images, spaces and persons who embodied it, this book portrays the historical journey from weapons of sorcery looted by the police, to hidden living stones, to public works of art attacked by religious fanatics that see them as images of the Devil, former sorcerers who have become artists, writer.
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Subject Religion and culture -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Black people -- Brazil -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Candomblé (Religion)
Art and society -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Art, Brazilian -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Idols and images in art.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Art and society.
Art, Brazilian -- Themes, motives.
Black people -- Social life and customs.
Candomblé (Religion)
Idols and images in art.
Religion and culture.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sansi, Roger. Fetishes And Monuments : Afro-Brazilian Art and Culture in the 20<SUP>th</SUP> Century. New York, NY : Berghahn Books, ©2007 9781845457112
ISBN 9780857455406 (electronic bk.)
0857455400 (electronic bk.)