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Capoeira and security: the view from upside-down

Marriage, Zoe (2012) 'Capoeira and security: the view from upside-down.' openDemocracy/openSecurity .

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Abstract

Through an account of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, we uncover two simultaneous stories of security: first, the gradual monopolisation of violence by the state; second, a somatic, lyrical representation of a history of violence, oppression and liberation.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: capoeira, security, global security, human security, Bimba, Pastinha, capoeira Regional, capoeira Angola, Poncianinho
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
Depositing User: Zoe Marriage
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 16:27
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13074

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