The roots of black resistance: race, gender and the struggle for urban land rights in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

@article{KeishaKhan2004TheRO,
  title={The roots of black resistance: race, gender and the struggle for urban land rights in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil},
  author={Y. Perry Keisha‐Khan},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={811 - 831}
}
In Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, during the past ten years, the city has transformed its historical centre into cultural sites for leisure tourism. This process has included projects of ‘slum clearance’, negatively impacting black communities who have historically occupied these areas. In this essay, I present an ethnographic account of Gamboa de Baixo, a black coastal community in the centre of Salvador, and its political movement against urban renewal programmes. Specifically, I focus on the… Expand
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