Cleansing honor with blood : masculinity, violence, and power in the backlands of northeast Brazil, 1845-1889

@inproceedings{Santos2012CleansingHW,
  title={Cleansing honor with blood : masculinity, violence, and power in the backlands of northeast Brazil, 1845-1889},
  author={Martha Raquel Pereira Santos},
  year={2012}
}
This book offers a critical reinterpretation of male violence, patriarchy, and machismo in rural Latin America. It focuses on the lives of lower-class men and women, known as sertanejo/as, in the hinterlands of the northeastern Brazilian province of Ceara between 1845 and 1889. Challenging the widely accepted depiction of sertanejos as conditioned to violence by nature, culture, and climate, Santos argues that their concern with maintaining an honorable manly reputation and the use of violence… CONTINUE READING
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