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Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil [Paperback]

Item : Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil [Paperback]
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Author Author : Eakin, Marshall C.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1316626008
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781316626009
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 343
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100050401

This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mesti?agem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil.This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mesti?agem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. It will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Brazil, Latin America, race, nationalism, national identity, and popular culture.This book examines how Gilberto Freyre's notion of mesti?agem (race mixing) became the overwhelmingly dominant narrative of national identity in twentieth-century Brazil. It will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Brazil, Latin America, race, nationalism, national identity, and popular culture.This book traces the rise and decline of Gilberto Freyre's vision of racial and cultural mixture (mesti?agem - or race mixing) as the defining feature of Brazilian culture in the twentieth century. Eakin traces how mesti?agem moved from a conversation among a small group of intellectuals to become the dominant feature of Brazilian national identity, demonstrating how diverse Brazilians embraced mesti?agem, via popular music, film and television, literature, soccer, and protest movements. The Freyrean vision of the unity of Brazilians built on mesti?agem begins a gradual decline in the 1980s with the emergence of an identity politics stressing racial differences and multiculturalism. The book combines intellectual history, sociological and anthropological field work, political science, and cultural studies for a wide-ranging analysis of how Brazilians - across social classes - became Brazilians.Introduction: creating a people and a nation; 1. From the 'Spectacle of Races' to 'Luso-Tropical Civilization'; 2. The sounds of Mesti?agem: radio, samba, and Carnaval; 3. Visualizing Mesti?agem: film, literature, and the Mulata; 4. 'Globo-lizing' Brazil: televising identity; 5. The beautiful gl2

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