Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil

By: Francine Winddance Twine

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In Racism in a Racial Democracy, France Winddance Twine asks why Brazilians, particularly Afro-Brazilians, continue to have faith in Brazil's "racial democracy" in the face of pervasive racism in all spheres of Brazilian life. Through a detailed ethnography, Twine provides a cultural analysis of the everyday discursive and material practices that sustain and naturalize white supremacy.

This is the first ethnographic study of racism in southeastern Brazil to place the practices of upwardly mobile Afro-Brazilians at the center of analysis. Based on extensive field research and more than fifty life histories with Afro- and Euro-Brazilians, this book analyzes how Brazilians conceptualize and respond to racial disparities. Twine illuminates the obstacles Brazilian activists face when attempting to generate grassroots support for an antiracist movement among the majority of working class Brazilians. Anyone interested in racism and antiracism in Latin America will find this book compelling.

Title: Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil

Author Name: Francine Winddance Twine

Categories: Sociology,

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: October 1997

ISBN Number: 0813523656

ISBN Number 13: 9780813523651

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

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