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By Matthias Röhrig Assunção

Initially the safeguard of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream game, taught in Brazilian faculties and practised by means of a number social periods world wide. a few advocates now search Olympic popularity for Capoeira.
This obvious switch within the that means and objective of Capeoira has resulted in conflicts among traditionalists, who view capoeira as their historical past descended from the maroons, a weapon for use opposed to the injustice and repression; and reformers, who desire to see Capoeira enhance as a world recreation.
Capoeira: The heritage of Afro-Brazilian Martial artwork explores Capoeira as a box of war of words the place the various struggles that divide Brazilian society are performed out. It includes either the 1st accomplished English language evaluate of archive and modern literature in relation to Capoeira, in addition to the 1st scholarly account of Capoeira's heritage and improvement.

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For instance, since Freyre the metaphor of biological miscegenation has been frequently used to describe cultural processes of hybridization. Furthermore, his work was paramount to formulate the myth of racial democracy, a device through which subsequent Brazilian governments avoided any discussion of the racial discrimination occurring in the country. Major political change also altered the ways brasilidade was discussed and promoted. The revolution of 1930 profoundly restructured the whole field of culture.

The search for purity and survivals: ethnic perspectives Although no direct testimonies from slave capoeiras survived, some sources suggest that the game provided a space for the expression of African ethnic identities. Slaves caught playing capoeira in the 1810s and 1820s often displayed markers of their particular ethnic origins, such as hats or feathers. As capoeira in Rio became more creolized, affiliations with particular gangs tended to replace earlier expressions of ethnic identity (see Chapter 3).

If old mestres share therefore common interests as the guardians of tradition against outsiders, they do not necessarily coincide in their views about the history of capoeira. Vehement disagreements result less from different interpretations over the distant past, than from about their own role in recent history. Many claim primacy in some achievement regarding the diffusion of capoeira, and inevitably their assertions clash with claims from other mestres. Conflicts also arise over a common and long dead mestre, when competing disciples claim to be the authentic defenders of his heritage.

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