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Blackness Without Ethnicity : Constructing Race in Brazil

Blackness Without Ethnicity : Constructing Race in Brazil - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312293758

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ISBN13: 978-0312293758
ISBN10: 0312293755
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Published: 2003
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Blackness Without Ethnicity : Constructing Race in Brazil - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312293758

Livio Sansone

ISBN13: 978-0312293758
ISBN10: 0312293755
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Drawing on 15 years of research in Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Suriname, and the Netherlands, Livio Sansone explores the very different ways that race and ethnicity are constructed in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. He compares Latin American conceptions of race to US and European notions of race that are defined by clearly identifiable black-white ethnicities. Sansone argues that understanding more complex, ambiguous notions of culture and identity will expand international discourse on race and move it away from American definitions unable to describe racial difference. He also explores the effects of globalization on constructions of race.

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