Fetishes and Monuments: Afro-Brazilian Art and Culture in the 20<SUP>th</SUP> Century

Fetishes and Monuments: Afro-Brazilian Art and Culture in the 20<SUP>th</SUP> Century

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… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (December 01, 2007)

Collection: Remapping Cultural History

Parent ISBN: 9781845453633

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English


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