New acquisitions Brazil (August 2018)

Constellations of inequality : space, race, and utopia in Brazil / Sean T. Mitchell

Winner of the 2018 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Brazil Section Book Prize

In 1982, the Brazilian Air Force arrived on the Alcântara peninsula to build a state-of-the-art satellite launch facility. They displaced some 1,500 Afro-Brazilians from coastal land to inadequate inland villages, leaving many more threatened with displacement. Completed in 1990, this vast undertaking in one of Brazil’s poorest regions has provoked decades of conflict and controversy. Constellations of Inequality tells this story of technological aspiration and the stark dynamics of inequality it laid bare. Sean T. Mitchell analyzes conflicts over land, ethnoracial identity, mobilization among descendants of escaped slaves, military-civilian competition in the launch program, and international intrigue. Throughout, he illuminates Brazil’s changing politics of inequality and examines how such inequality is made, reproduced, and challenged. How people conceptualize and act on the unequal conditions in which they find themselves, he shows, is as much a cultural and historical matter as a material one. Deftly broadening our understanding of race, technology, development, and political consciousness on local, national, and global levels, Constellations of Inequality paints a portrait of contemporary Brazil that will interest a broad spectrum of readers.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.0811.MI

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Vital diplomacy : the ritual everyday on a dammed river in Amazonia / by Chloe Nahum-Claudel

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.1020.NA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Frei Betto : biografia / Américo Freire e Evanize Sydow

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.3212.FR

in the UvA CataloguePlus


A inquisição no Brasil : aspectos da sua actuação nas capitanias do sul :

de meados do século XVI ao início do século XVIII / Ana Margarida Santos Periera

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.3223.PE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Bahia, Recief en ander ongerief : het einde van het Nederlandse tijdperk in Brazilië / naar de Portugese editie: Francisco de Brito Freire, História da Guerra Brasílica ; in het Nederlands vertaald, bekort en bewerkt door Benjamin N. Teensma

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.3250.FR

in the UvA CataloguePlus


O olhar holandês e o novo mundo / Maria Angélica da Silva (org.)

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.3250.SI

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Echo’s uit Rio de Janeiro : onder familie, voetballers, gelovigen en bandieten / Hans Veltmeijer

Call Number 174: CEDLA 21.3310.VE

in the UvA CataloguePlus



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