Luso-tropicalism and its discontents : the making and unmaking of racial exceptionalism /
edited by Warwick Anderson, Ricardo Roque, and Ricardo Ventura Santos.
New York : Berghahn, 2019.
vi, 316 pages ; 24 cm
1789201136, 9781789201130, 9781789201147
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New York : Berghahn, 2019.
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Gilberto Freyre's view of miscegenation and its circulation in the Portuguese empire, 1930s-1960s / Claudia Castelo -- Gilberto Freyre : racial populism and ethnic nationalism / Jerry Davila -- Anthropology and pan-Africanism at the margins of the Portuguese empire : trajectories of Kamba Simango / Lorenzo Macagno -- Eugenics, genetics, and anthropology in Brazil : The masters and the slaves, racial miscegenation, and its discontents / Robert Wegner and Vanderlei Sebastiao de Souza -- Gilberto Freyre and the UNESCO research project on race relations in Brazil / Marcos Chor Maio -- "An immense mosaic" : race-mixing and the creation of the genetic nation in 1960s Brazil / Rosanna Dent and Ricardo Ventura Santos -- The racial science of patriotic primitives : Mendes Correia in Portuguese Timor / Ricardo Roque -- Reassessing Portuguese exceptionalism : racial concepts and colonial policies toward the Bushmen in southern Angola, 1880s-1970s / Samuel Coghe -- "Anthropo-biology," racial miscegenation, and body normality : comparing bio-typological studies in Brazil and Portugal, 1930-1940 / Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes -- Luso-tropicalism debunked, again : race, racism, and racialism in three Portuguese-speaking societies / Cristiana Bastos -- Being (Goan) modern in Zanzibar : mobility, relationality and the stitching of race / Pamila Gupta -- Afterword I / Nelia Dias -- Afterword II / Peter Wade.
"Modern perceptions of race across much of the Global South are indebted to the Brazilian social scientist Gilberto Freyre, who in works such as The Masters and the Slaves claimed that Portuguese colonialism produced exceptionally benign and tolerant race relations. This volume radically reinterprets Freyre's Luso-tropicalist arguments and critically engages with the historical complexity of racial concepts and practices in the Portuguese-speaking world. Encompassing Brazil as well as Portuguese-speaking societies in Africa, Asia, and even Portugal itself, it places an interdisciplinary group of scholars in conversation to challenge the conventional understanding of twentieth-century racialization, proffering new insights into such controversial topics as human plasticity, racial amalgamation, and the tropes and proxies of whiteness"--
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