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The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality: Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil (Paperback)
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The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality: Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 30/03/2011
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822961338
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

""The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality "changes the way we understand "brasilidade, " and thus Brazil. Blake shows how the Northeast was a created 'other,' providing a foil for a national idea of 'Brazilianness.' Yet as Blake shows, creations often lead to realities. Thus the invention of the nordestino gave urban professionals and government officials a justification for social reform programs aimed at improving what would become an essential aspect of Brazilian identity."
-Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University


"Blake brings a different approach to the topic by emphasizing the role of politicians, civil servants, urban professionals, scientists, and physicians in 'creating' northeastern regional identity. His very approach moves him to bring new sources, theory, and insights to the subject of regional and national identity and enables him to present political, scientific, and social history in a refreshing and compelling manner."
-James N. Green, Brown University


""The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality "changes the way we understand "brasilidade, " and thus Brazil. Blake shows how the Northeast was a created 'other, ' providing a foil for a national idea of 'Brazilianness.' Yet as Blake shows, creations often lead to realities. Thus the invention of the nordestino gave urban professionals and government officials a justification for social reform programs aimed at improving what would become an essential aspect of Brazilian identity."
--Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University


"Blake brings a different approach to the topic by emphasizing the role of politicians, civil servants, urban professionals, scientists, and physicians in 'creating' northeastern regional identity. His very approach moves him to bring new sources, theory, and insights to the subject of regional and national identity and enables him to present political, scientific, and social history in a refreshing and compelling manner."
--James N. Green, Brown University


"Blake's discussion of the construction of northeastern racial identity is a valuable addition to a field that tends to privilege the history of Brazil's economically dominant center-south. . . . What is new is the historic specificity that Blake brings to this topic, demonstrating the variable impact of both rapidly evolving intellectual trends and the political and economic exigencies of the time. . . . Superb in the details."

"--Hispanic American Historic Review"


"A well-crafted and carefully executed study that brings a new approach to understanding the construction of an important Brazilian regional identity, using the lens of racial thought.""
"--Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History
""


Blake s discussion of the construction of northeastern racial identity is a valuable addition to a field that tends to privilege the history of Brazil s economically dominant center-south. . . . What is new is the historic specificity that Blake brings to this topic, demonstrating the variable impact of both rapidly evolving intellectual trends and the political and economic exigencies of the time. . . . Superb in the details.

" Hispanic American Historic Review""


A well-crafted and carefully executed study that brings a new approach to understanding the construction of an important Brazilian regional identity, using the lens of racial thought. "
" Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History
"""


" The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality "changes the way we understand "brasilidade, " and thus Brazil. Blake shows how the Northeast was a created other, providing a foil for a national idea of Brazilianness. Yet as Blake shows, creations often lead to realities. Thus the invention of the nordestino gave urban professionals and government officials a justification for social reform programs aimed at improving what would become an essential aspect of Brazilian identity.
Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University"


Blake s discussion of the construction of northeastern racial identity is a valuable addition to a field that tends to privilege the history of Brazil s economically dominant center-south. . . . What is new is the historic specificity that Blake brings to this topic, demonstrating the variable impact of both rapidly evolving intellectual trends and the political and economic exigencies of the time. . . . Superb in the details.

Hispanic American Historic Review

"

A well-crafted and carefully executed study that brings a new approach to understanding the construction of an important Brazilian regional identity, using the lens of racial thought.
Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History

"

The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality changes the way we understand brasilidade, and thus Brazil. Blake shows how the Northeast was a created other, providing a foil for a national idea of Brazilianness. Yet as Blake shows, creations often lead to realities. Thus the invention of the nordestino gave urban professionals and government officials a justification for social reform programs aimed at improving what would become an essential aspect of Brazilian identity.
Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University

"
Blake brings a different approach to the topic by emphasizing the role of politicians, civil servants, urban professionals, scientists, and physicians in creating northeastern regional identity. His very approach moves him to bring new sources, theory, and insights to the subject of regional and national identity and enables him to present political, scientific, and social history in a refreshing and compelling manner.
James N. Green, Brown University"

"Blake's discussion of the construction of northeastern racial identity is a valuable addition to a field that tends to privilege the history of Brazil's economically dominant center-south. . . . What is new is the historic specificity that Blake brings to this topic, demonstrating the variable impact of both rapidly evolving intellectual trends and the political and economic exigencies of the time. . . . Superb in the details."

--Hispanic American Historic Review


"A well-crafted and carefully executed study that brings a new approach to understanding the construction of an important Brazilian regional identity, using the lens of racial thought."
--Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History


"The Vigorous Core of Our Nationality changes the way we understand brasilidade, and thus Brazil. Blake shows how the Northeast was a created 'other, ' providing a foil for a national idea of 'Brazilianness.' Yet as Blake shows, creations often lead to realities. Thus the invention of the nordestino gave urban professionals and government officials a justification for social reform programs aimed at improving what would become an essential aspect of Brazilian identity."
--Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University


"Blake brings a different approach to the topic by emphasizing the role of politicians, civil servants, urban professionals, scientists, and physicians in 'creating' northeastern regional identity. His very approach moves him to bring new sources, theory, and insights to the subject of regional and national identity and enables him to present political, scientific, and social history in a refreshing and compelling manner."
--James N. Green, Brown University

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