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This new working paper examines the complex interplay between resistance and co-optation expressed through popular culture in Cape Verde and Louisiana.

In this new working paper, authors Olivia Sheringham and Robin Cohen analyse popular culture in the forms of music and carnival celebrations in Louisiana and Cape Verde.

This working paper was developed from field work undertaken as part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP), 'Diaspora and creolization: diverging, converging' project. The paper was presented at the ODP and COMPAS 'Rethinking Diaspora' conference.

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View a photo essay from Olivia Sheringham's field work in Cape Verde