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Cascudo, Luís da Câmara (1898-1986)

Luís da Câmara Cascudo (1898-1986) is a Brazilian folklorist who specializes in the folk cultures of his own country. He was part of the Brazilian Modernist movement in the 1920s and 1930s. Cascudo spent all his life in his hometown, Natal, where he taught at the college and in local schools. Associated as he is with “folklore” studies, his importance remained unacknowledged by the academic community of anthropologists. He is the author of numerous books that vividly recreate the universe of folk cultures in Brazil and continue to be re-printed, while his works remain important sources for current researchers.

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