Title

Self-Expression and Identity: Women in Capoeira in Brazil

Authors

Aimee Green

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

An infusion of dance, martial arts and acrobatics, Capoeira varies in practice from region to region and with each individual capoeirista in Brazil. I will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Goiania, and Salvador, in order to research the ways in which female Brazilian capoeiristas express and identity themselves through the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira, given that it is a traditionally male-dominated sport. In order to conduct my research I will interview both male and female capoeiristas and observe and participate in Capoeira classes and events.

Advisor

E. Chin

Department

anthro

Support

Paul K. & Evalyn E. Cook Richter Trusts - International Fellowship

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