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Racism and ethnic relations in the Portuguese-speaking world /
edited by Francisco Bethencourt and Adrian J. Pearce.
imprint
Oxford [England] ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
description
xv, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197265243 (hbk.), 9780197265246 (hbk.)
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Oxford [England] ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
isbn
0197265243 (hbk.)
9780197265246 (hbk.)
contents note
Colour and race in Brazil : from whitening to the search for Afro-Descent / António Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães -- Brazil and Colombia : comparative race relations in South America / Peter Wade -- Racism, an evolving virus / Jorge Vala and Cícero Pereira -- Mulattos in Brazil and Angola : a comparative approach, from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century / Luiz Felipe de Alencastro -- Charles Boxer and the Race Equivoque / João de Pina-Cabral -- Gilberto Freyre and Brazilian self-perception / Maria Lúcia G. Pallares-Burke -- Writing from the margins : towards an epistemology of contemporary African Brazilian fiction / David Brookshaw -- Indigenato before race? : some proposals on Portuguese forced labour law in Mozambique and the African Empire (1926-62) / Michel Cahen -- The "civilisation guild" : race and labour in the Third Portuguese Empire, c. 1870-1930 / Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo -- Marriage traps : colonial interactions with indigenous marriage ties in East Timor / Ricardo Roque -- The free Afro-Brazilians in a slave society / Herbert S. Klein -- The "general language" and the social status of the Indian in Brazil, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries / Andrea Daher -- The New Christian divide in the Portuguese-speaking world (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) / José Pedro Paiva -- From Marco Polo to Manuel I of Portugal : the image of the East African coast in the early sixteenth century / Jean Michel Massing.
general note
Proceedings of a conference held in 2009 under the auspices of the British Academy and the Instituto Camões.
catalogue key
8977791
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-356) and index.
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Summaries
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This volume covers the gamut of inter-ethnic experiences throughout the Portuguese-speaking world, from the 16th century to the present day, integrating history, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, literary, and cultural studies.
Long Description
How did racism evolve in different parts of the Portuguese-speaking world? How should the impact on ethnic perceptions of colonial societies based on slavery or the slave trade be evaluated? What was the reality of inter-ethnic mixture in different continents? How has the prejudice of white supremacy been confronted in Brazil and Portugal? And how should we assess the impact of recent trends of emigration and immigration? These are some of the major questions that have structuredthis book. It both contextualises and challenges the visions of Gilberto Freyre and Charles Boxer, which crystallised from the 1930s to the 1960s, but which still frame the public history of this topic. It studies crucial issues, including recent affirmative action in Brazil or Afro-Brazilianliterature, blackness in Brazil compared with Colombia under the dynamics of identity, recent racist trends in Portugal in comparative perspective, the status of native people in colonial Portuguese Africa, discrimination against forced Jewish converts to Christianity and their descendants in different historical contexts, the status of mixed-race people in Brazil and Angola compared over the longue durée, the interference of Europeans in East Timor's native marriage system, thehistorical policy of language in Brazil, or visual stereotypes and the proto-ethnographic gaze in early perceptions of East African peoples. The book covers the gamut of inter-ethnic experiences throughout the Portuguese-speaking world, from the sixteenth century to the present day, integrating contributions fromhistory, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, literary, and cultural studies. It offers a radical updating of both empirical data and methodologies, and aims to contribute to current debates on racism and ethnic relations in global perspective.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Present Issues
Colour and Race in Brazil: From Whitening to the Search for Afro-Descentp. 17
Brazil and Colombia: Comparative Race Relations in South Americap. 35
Racism: An Evolving Virusp. 49
Mulattos in Brazil and Angola: A Comparative Approach, from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Centuryp. 71
The Modern Framework
Charles Boxer and the Race Equivoquep. 99
Gilberto Freyre and Brazilian Self-Perceptionp. 113
Writing from the Margins: Towards an Epistemology of Contemporary African Brazilian Fictionp. 133
Indigenato Before Race? Some Proposals on Portuguese Forced Labour Law in Mozambique and the African Empire (1926-62)p. 149
The 'Civilisation Guild': Race and Labour in the Third Portuguese Empire, c. 1870-1930p. 173
The Long View
Marriage Traps: Colonial Interactions with Indigenous Marriage Ties in East Timorp. 203
The Free Afro-Brazilians in a Slave Societyp. 227
The 'General Language' and the Social Status of the Indian in Brazil, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuriesp. 255
The New Christian Divide in the Portuguese-Speaking World (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries)p. 269
From Marco Polo to Manuel I of Portugal: The Image of the East African Coast in the Early Sixteenth Centuryp. 281
Bibliographyp. 313
Indexp. 357
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