Video: Tracy Devine Guzman discusses Native and National in Brazil

Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence, by Tracy Devine GuzmanTracy Devine Guzmán, author of Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence, recently spoke about her book at an event sponsored by the University of Miami Center for the Humanities. The event was recorded September 25, 2013, at local independent bookstore Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida.

About the book: How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of “Indians” in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Engaging issues ranging from sovereignty, citizenship, and national security to the revolutionary potential of art, sustainable development, and the gendering of ethnic differences, Guzmán argues that the tensions between popular renderings of “Indianness” and lived indigenous experience are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of the Brazilian indigenous movement, on the other.

(Jump to the 7:00 mark for the introduction to Guzman.)