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  • Essay On Quilombo

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    A quilombo is a settlement founded by runaway slaves of African descent, the most famous of these communities was Palmares. This free territory was established in the 1600s and lasted about eighty-nine years, which is longer than any other quilombo in Brazil. In 1984, the director Carlos Diegues brought this overlooked history back into mainstream consciousness with his film Quilombo. The main historical topic covered in this film is the spirit and resistance of African people once they were separated

  • A Brazilian Historical Film By Carlos Diegues

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    Quilombo is a Brazilian historical film by Carlos Diegues. Diegues generates a notion of what the Palmares people have experienced as runaway slaves during the 17th-century in Brazil and settling down with others that have gone through the same complications. Thereafter, the audience is introduced to the optimistic and promising character, Ganga Zumba, as an influential leader of the Palmares. Zumba, who tried to guide his people to freedom, was granted the leadership role by the previous ruler

  • Summary: The Runaway Slave Labor

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    laborers tried to break away from the economic confinement and create communities in which laborers could live peacefully, such is the case with the Palmares community. Palmares represented an independent economic break away from the slave laborers, and their harsh world of plantation living, “Palmares harbored perhaps as many as 20,000 to 50,000 people…Palmares represented runaway slaves success at forming a maroon state of politically integrated communities containing Africans of various ethnic groups

  • The Abolition Of The Brazilian Slaves Essay

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    The Abolition of the Brazilian Slaves Slavery in the Americas started with Christopher Columbus at the end of his first voyage, west of the Atlantic. When Columbus saw the Indians (as he called them) and he thought they would make great servants to overlords in Europe. The author writes, “he promised to bring Ferdinand and Isabella as many slaves as they required” (Nowara 10). This was a suitable proposition because the lifestyle of slavery was already embedded in the minds of the Europeans during

  • Essay About Capoeira

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    fighting techniques and fluid dance. There were groups of slaves who escaped from the settlements and grouped in different places. These groups were defined by Portugal as quilombos. The most important in 1580 was Palmares quilombo, and his ruling was Zumbi dos Palmares, located in the Serra da Barriga, reaching accommodate 30,000. He is so called by its inhabitants

  • Role Of The Workers Class For The Establishment Of Democracy

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    Fifty years after the military coup in Brazil in 1964, the country has been governed by an exiled professor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former labor worker that was arrested during the dictatorship, Lula, and a former member of a guerrilla against the dictatorship, Dilma. The transition from dictatorship to democracy was successful, but not sufficient to establish a strong and fair government system. Political, Economic and Social Scenery: The role of labor unions, student organizations, armed

  • Essay On Costa Rica

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    The official name of Costa Rica is Republica de Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a country located in Central America; between Nicaragua and Panama. The country area is comparative to West Virginia though slightly smaller and borders both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica has a tropical and subtropical climate. Its dry seasons are from December to April, while its rainy seasons are from May to November. Costa Rica's capital is San Jose. There's a lot of great things in Costa Rica

  • The Symbols Of Kwanzaa And African-American Culture

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    Kwanzaa History “Kwanzaa, a seven-day holiday that celebrates African-American heritage. Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa to help African-Americans remember their roots and to foster unity during a time of incredible racial strife. It’s been observed from December 26 to January 1 every year since 1966. Karenga, a controversial figure in the black power movement, openly opposed Christian beliefs and originally declared that Kwanzaa should be an anti-Christmas of sorts. The name Kwanzaa is derived

  • Bourdieu's Understanding the Power for Social Change

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    Bourdieu describes habitus as "a power of adaptation. It constantly performs an adaptation to the outside world which only exceptionally takes the form of radical conversion" (Bourdieu, 1993). Bourdieu's concept of habitus enables us to understand women as a complex amalgam of their past and present (Bourdieu, 1990a), but an amalgam that is always in the process of completion. There is no finality or finished identity. At the same time, habitus also includes a set of complex, diverse predispositions

  • Practitioners Of Capoeira

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    Capoeira is a Brazilian cultural expression that will be analyzed through the lens of religious origins, though the power of the government. African slaves were forced to adopt the Portuguese language and the Catholic religion. Capoeira mixes popular culture, music, and martial arts. It was developed in Brazil, mainly by descendants of African slaves, and it is characterized by the use of primarily “kicks, head butting, kneeing, elbowing, and acrobatics in the ground or air” (De Miranda). One feature