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ERIC Number: EJ881014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
"I'm Your Teacher, I'm Brazilian!" Authenticity and Authority in European "Capoeira"
de Campos Rosario, Claudio; Stephens, Neil; Delamont, Sara
Sport, Education and Society, v15 n1 p103-120 Feb 2010
"Capoeira," the Brazilian dance and martial art is now globalised and taught widely outside Brazil. Instruction is provided by Brazilians who are living in self-imposed exile from their homeland. The authentic "capoeira" that such teachers provide is a major attraction for non-Brazilian students. However, there is little research available on the motivations and strategies of overseas "capoeira" instructors. Building on a long term ethnographic study, this paper showcases the goals and strategies of one successful Brazilian teacher, from the "Beribazu" Group of "Capoeira," working in the UK. This teacher reflects upon his four interlocking aims for his students and the strategies for achieving them. They should develop social cohesion, appreciate Brazilian culture, play good "capoeira" and learn to move their bodies acrobatically, flexibly and beautifully. Two sociologists embed the teacher's perspective on his work in an analytic framework derived from Bourdieu. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; United Kingdom