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White negritude : race, writing, and Brazilian cultural identity

Author: Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: New concepts in Latino American cultures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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White Negritude analyzes the discourse of mestiçagem (mestizaje, métissage, or "mixing") in Brazil. Focused on Gilberto Freyre's sociology of plantation relations, it interrogates the relation of power to writing and canon formation, and the emergence of an exclusionary, ethnographic discourse that situates itself as the gatekeeper of African "survivals" in decline. Taking Freyre's master/slave paradigm as a point  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Isfahani-Hammond, Alexandra.
White negritude.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007021982
(OCoLC)148722947
Named Person: Gilberto Freyre; Gilberto Freyre
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond
ISBN: 9780230610118 0230610110 9781349536580 134953658X
OCLC Number: 301289308
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Vanishing primitives : an introduction --
Poetry and the plantation : Jorge de Lima's white authorship in a Caribbean perspective --
White man in the tropics : authorship and atmospheric blackness in Gilberto Freyre --
Joaquim Nabuco : abolitionism, erasure, and the slave's narrative --
From the plantation manor to the sociologist's study : democracy, Lusotropicalism, and the scene of writing.
Series Title: New concepts in Latino American cultures.
Responsibility: Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond.
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This book looks at the relationship of literary criticism to the social construction of race in Brazil. Isfahani-Hammond considers Gilberto Freyre's model of master/slave synthesis and examines what  Read more...

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