(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

From Racial Mixture to Black Nation: Racialising Discourses in Brazil's African Affairs

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany


The article links reflections about Brazilian race relations with institutional transnational dialogues between Brazil and ‘Africa’. It points out that although racial/cultural mixture and the ‘brown’ census category have traditionally reflected much of national identity in Brazil, Brazil today is increasingly spelling out its blackness, both on the national and international scenes. It highlight thats this fact is happening at a historical moment when programmes of ‘black’ affirmative action and other differential politics in favour of Afro-descendants are taking off in the country, and also at a time when Brazil is expanding its geopolitical and economic interests in Africa


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 16-30]
Published in 2014



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12063

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