Region Out of Place: the Brazilian Northeast and the World, 1924-1968

Wednesday 9 November 2022 (12:00-14:00)

The University of Birmingham campus

Join us to celebrate the publication of Courtney Campbell's important new book, Region Out of Place: the Brazilian Northeast and the World, 1924-1968 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022).

 The Brazilian Northeast has long been a marginalized region with a complex relationship to national identity. It is often portrayed as impoverished, backward, and rebellious, yet traditional and culturally authentic. Brazil is known for its strong national identity, but national identities do not preclude strong regional identities. In Region Out of Place, Courtney J. Campbell examines how groups within the region have asserted their identity, relevance, and uniqueness through interactions that transcend national borders. From migration to labor mobilization, from wartime dating to beauty pageants, from literacy movements to representations of banditry in film, Campbell explores how the development of regional cultural identity is a modern, internationally embedded conversation that circulated among Brazilians of every social class. 

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