“Sentencing Canudos is a rich and thought-provoking interpretation of how Canudos had its political articulation as a community denied, both at the time of its destruction as well as over the last 110 years of writing about it. It offers the reader an enjoyable, challenging account of Canudos as a case study of the interplay between history, subalternity, and contestation."
—José Luiz Passos, University of California, Los Angeles
“[A] lucid, elegant analysis . . . convincing and eautifully written. “ —The Americas
”An extraordinary analysis . . . an engaging, well-researched, and theoretically compelling book that will be of interest for scholars and students concerned with the connection between the Canudos’s conflict and nation-making in Brazil, as well as the relationships among representation, hegemony, the everyday, and the production of subaltern subjects.”—Bulletin of Latin American Research
“Among the successes of ‘Sentencing Canudos’ is that it is truly interdisciplinary. In constructing her framework and analysis, Campos Johnson turns to texts from fields of history, literary studies, cultural and philosophical studies, and postcolonial studies.”—Luso-Brazilian Review