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Title:
Fighting for honor : the history of African martial art traditions in the Atlantic world
Author:
Desch-Obi, M. Thomas J.
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Publication Information:
Columbia, SC : University of South Carolina Press, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xi, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: divining an approach -- Birth of traditions -- From across the Kalunga: pastoral pugilism in southern Angola to 1860 -- Bloodless duels: combative custom in Biafra to 1860 -- Across the Kalunga -- Enslaved honor: the utility of martial art in North America -- Return passages: ritual and revolutionary liberation from bondage in the francophone Caribbean -- Urban inversions: combat societies in Rio de Janeiro -- Conclusion: embodied traditions.
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ISBN:
9781570037184
Format :
Book

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