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Valentina Napolitano

centuries, Criollo emerged as a ‘color’ category, connected to a history of slavery and part of a lived taxonomical imagination in which space, race, and politics intersected. The term is indeed polymorphic. In places like Mexico, creolization is connected

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Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil CLARK, Emily Suzanne, A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans , 280 pp., notes, index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Hardback, $34

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Robert L. Paquette

Most historians, even specialists in the field of slavery, know little about the largest and bloodiest slave insurrection in United States history. The revolt broke out in a sugar-producing region in the Territory of Orleans in 1811, one year before Louisiana's statehood. A disciplined army of rebels composed of men and women, African-born slaves and creole slaves, mulattoes and blacks, skilled slaves and field hands, marched down the east bank of the Mississippi River in quickstep toward New Orleans. Stunned eyewitnesses observe slaves in military formation with drums beating and flags waving. At least some of the leaders of the revolt were uniformed, mounted on horseback, and wielded rearms. Charles, a mulatto slave driver allegedly from Saint-Domingue (Haiti), led the uprising. The 1811 insurrection raises big questions about the causes and content of slave rebellion. Why did the insurrection break out when and where it did? How were slaves of different types from different plantations mobilized to revolt? Was the Louisiana insurrection influenced by the slave revolution in Saint-Domingue? Or were the causes of the revolt local? Why did free-people of color assist whites in suppressing the movement? What were the goals of the rebels? Summary justice led to the grisly executions and mutilations of scores of slaves. Did torture and terror have the desired results for the master class?

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The Colonial State and Carnival

The Complexity and Ambiguity of Carnival in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Christoph Kohl

-Bissau, particularly in times of crisis. Luso-African creole communities, I will argue, were important agents in this history of colonial crisis and carnival mimesis. In the former Portuguese Guinea—today the independent state of Guinea-Bissau—creole groups have played

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen

ideals of mauricianité are also practiced every day. A Tamil bus driver meets and greets his Creole colleague as Anyone, or even as a friend and colleague. In principle, the friendly banter over beer and rum in cheap restaurants includes everyone and

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

the national state ‘project of modernity’ ( Asad 2003: 13–14 ). The rapid occupation of the Chaco and the arrival of new actors in the region, including military troops, missionaries, European immigrants, and creoles from other provinces, brought about

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Professionalizing Persons and Foretelling Futures

Capacity Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Kristin LaHatte

.36019/9780813553641 Smith , J. 2001 . When the Hands Are Many: Community Organization and Social Change in Rural Haiti . Ithaca : Cornell University Press. 10.7591/9781501717970 Stevens , A. M. 1995 . ‘ Manje in Haitian Creole: The Symbolic Significance of Manje

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

investigates Pope Francis in light of his role as a Criollo, or Creole. Despite a theological premise prominent in Latin America that all humans share the blood of Christ, Francis's literal and symbolic role as a Criollo—both as a child of Italian parents in

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Nikolett Szelei

explained by two main periods of in-migration: migration from former colonies (often connected to Creole and African languages) and migration from post-Soviet states (usually related to Slavic languages) (e.g., Keating, Solovova and Barradas 2015 ). However

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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

what can be known. As Carsten Levisen (2017: 383) points out in the context of linguistics, “if we impose categories on a creole or any other postcolonial dialect or language, because this category is relevant in European semantics, then, at best we