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Sergio González Varela

This article is about the meaning of mandinga in Afro-Brazilian capoeira as it is practiced in the city of Salvador, Brazil. Capoeira is an art form that combines elements of ritual, play, and fight. My main argument focuses on the mandinga as an indigenous form of power that shapes social relations, bodily interaction, magic acts, and the definition of a person. The concept of mandinga offers an understanding of the deceptive logic of capoeira and contributes to the development of an ethnographic theory of power. The emphasis here is on the importance of mandinga as a strategy for fighting and as a principle for social interaction with strong ontological implications. It is considered a cosmological force that affects the foundations of subjective reality and the perception of the world.

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Judith Casselberry, Stephen D. Glazier, Minna Opas, Viola Teisenhoffer, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Brendan Jamal Thornton, Joseph Trapido, Sergio González Varela, Bruno Reinhardt, Cristóbal Bonelli, Bernardo E. Brown and Grete Viddal

ABRAMS, Andrea C., God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Reviewed by Judith Casselberry

CHRISTENSEN, Jeanne, Rastafari Reasoning and the RastaWoman: Gender Constructions in the Shaping of Rastafari Livity

Reviewed by Stephen D. Glazier

COX, James L., The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies

Reviewed by Minna Opas

DAWSON, Andrew, Santo Daime: A New World Religion

Reviewed by Viola Teisenhoffer

DESCOLA, Philippe, Beyond Nature and Culture

Reviewed by Anastasios Panagiotopoulos

FLORES, Edward Orozco, God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Reviewed by Brendan Jamal Thornton

GESCHIERE, Peter, Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust: Africa in Comparison

Reviewed by Joseph Trapido

JOHNSON, Paul Christopher, ed., Spirited Things: The Work of “Possession” in Afro-Atlantic Religions

Reviewed by Sergio González Varela

KLASSEN, Pamela E., Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity

Reviewed by Bruno Reinhardt

KOHN, Eduardo, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Reviewed by Cristóbal Bonelli

LUHRMANN, T. M., When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

Reviewed by Bernardo E. Brown

RAMSEY, Kate, The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti

Reviewed by Grete Viddal