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Learning to walk: Recalling an African-Brazilian past through the game of Capoeira

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dc.contributor.advisor Shipley, Jesse Ray, Taylor 2011-09-29T16:00:59Z 2011-09-29T16:00:59Z 2011
dc.description.abstract This paper is a brief representation of a Capoeira Angola class in North Philadelphia. Through field-work involving observation and participation, I have been able to present the stories of the different members of the class. I have framed their thoughts within the literature I found to be most relevant for this study. My work has focused on ideas of pedagogy and embodiment as a way to determine how Capoeira is understood (or not) by the members of the group, and the way that it is mimicked as a cultural practice. I am interested in why students choose to take the class (and continue to come), as well as how they interpret the knowledge they are given by our instructor. These ideas provide a detailed inquiry of the Capoeira group and tell us something greater about memory, relevance, and transformation of cultural practices. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Anthropology
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.lcsh Capoeira (Dance) -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Capoeira (Dance) -- History
dc.title Learning to walk: Recalling an African-Brazilian past through the game of Capoeira en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
dc.rights.access Open Access

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