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Roda Boa, Roda Boa: legitimate peripheral participation in diasporic capoeira

Stephens, Neil James and Delamont, Sara 2010. Roda Boa, Roda Boa: legitimate peripheral participation in diasporic capoeira. Teaching and Teacher Education 26 (1) , pp. 113-118. 10.1016/j.tate.2009.09.003

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Capoeira, the Brazilian dance and martial art, is taught across the world. Learners acquire vital knowledge and are socialised as capoeiristas through legitimate peripheral participation, in particular when watching games in the roda. The roda, the circle within which the capoeira game is played, is a classic place for learning by legitimate peripheral participation to occur. Watching, listening, and feeling the energy of the roda are central to the acquisition of capoeira abilities and capabilities, especially the tacit, indeterminate knowledge and skills.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnography; Fieldwork; Capoeira; Legitimate peripheral participation; Situated learning; Tacit knowledge
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0742-051X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:52

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