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Célébrer la diversité urbaine : groupes carnavalesques "afro" à Salvador de Bahia et à Carthagène des Indes

Abstract : This thesis studies the Carnival of Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) and the Independence Day Festivities in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) in order to understand how different ways of celebrating give rise to political, economic, and cultural tensions in these two Latin American cities. This thesis argues that these festivities involve an antagonist relationship between an hegemonic form of celebration— associated with the practices and discourses of the urban elites— and other diverse, dissident, and often marginalized forms of participating. In this way, the carnival and festivities in Salvador and Cartagena are not only spaces of cultural encounter through symbols, dance, and music, but also political spaces in which identities, and racial and class relations are contested and reconfigured. Furthermore, these celebrations create an opportunity for different groups to raise harsh criticism to their own economic and political position in a broader urban context that is highly shaped by the global tourism industry and the interventions of the multicultural state.
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Laura de La Rosa Solano. Célébrer la diversité urbaine : groupes carnavalesques "afro" à Salvador de Bahia et à Carthagène des Indes. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015USPCB061⟩. ⟨tel-01143945⟩



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