Tradition, Transnationalism and Gender in the Afro-Brazilian Candomble

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The transnational influence of US feminist anthropologist Ruth Landes and Brazilian nationalist pride fueled homophobia in the treatment of male Candomble priests by the Brazilian state and bourgeoisie. The "cult matriarchy" identified by Ruth Landes in the 1930s was less an observation than a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matory, JL

Cited Editors

  • Sommer, Doris,

Published Date

  • 2006

Book Title

  • Cultural Agency in the Americas

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 145

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Durham, NC and London, UK