In relation to the theme of this volume - to inquire into transformations marked by knowledge-making projects and the role played by intellectuals - in this chapter I will focus on Brazilian anthropologists. In considering how impoverished or marginalized communities become integrated into global claims about the human condition, I analyze the efforts of Brazilian anthropologists on behalf of rural black communities in the northeastern backlands in light of cosmopolitan theory.
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French, Jan Hoffman. "Cosmopolitan Theory and Anthropological Practice in Brazil." In Rethinking Intellectuals in Latin America, edited by Mabel Morana and Bret Gustafson, 115-27. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2010.