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Author Roth-Gordon, Jennifer, 1972- author
Title Race and the Brazilian body : blackness, whiteness, and everyday language in Rio de Janeiro / Jennifer Roth-Gordon
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  F2659.N4 R68 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020836327
Descript xi, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-220) and index
Brazil's "comfortable racial contradiction" -- "Good" appearances : race, language, and citizenship -- Investing in whiteness: middle-class practices of linguistic discipline -- Fears of racial contact : crime, violence, and the struggle over urban space -- Avoiding blackness : the flip side of boa aparência -- Making the mano : the uncomfortable visibility of blackness in politically conscious Brazilian hip hop -- Conclusion : "seeing" race
"Based on the spontaneous conversations of shantytown youth hanging out on the streets of their neighborhoods and interviews from the comfortable living rooms of the middle class, Race and the Brazilian Body asks how racial ideas about the superiority of whiteness and the inferiority of blackness continue to play out in the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro's residents. This ethnographic account describes how cariocas (Rio residents) "read" the body for racial signs, looking beyond phenotype to pay careful attention to cultural and linguistic practices, including the use of nonstandard speech commonly described as slang (gíria)"--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Roth-Gordon, Jennifer, 1972- author. Race and the Brazilian body Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520967151 (DLC) 2016034766
Subject Blacks -- Race identity -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro
Brazil -- Ethnic relations
Human skin color -- Social aspects -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro
Blacks -- Language -- Social aspects -- Brazil
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