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Quotidian creolization and diasporic echoes: resistance and co-optation in Cape Verde and Louisiana

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Expressions of popular culture (here we consider music and carnival) have often been analysed as manifestations of indirect resistance to oppression. Alternatively, they can be seen as displays and practices that dominant political and social elites can easily co-opt. Using a combination of published material and fieldwork observations in Cape Verde and Louisiana, we show how a complex interplay between resistance and co-optation arises. As prior or incoming cultures are creolized they become...

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International Migration Institute
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IMI Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2013-01-01
Paper number:
72
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1156381
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2021-02-10

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