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Published to wide acclaim in 1974, Thomas E. Skidmore's intellectual history of Brazilian racial ideology has become a classic in the field. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition has been updated to include a new preface and bibliography that surveys recent scholarship in the field. Black into White is a broad-ranging study of what the leading Brazilian intellectuals thought and propounded about race relations between 1870 and 1930. In an effort to reconcile social realities with the doctrines of scientific racism, the Brazilian ideal of "whitening"—the theory that the Brazilian population was becoming whiter as race mixing continued—was used to justify the recruiting of European immigrants and to falsely claim that Brazil had harmoniously combined a multiracial society of Europeans, Africans, and indigenous peoples.

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Thomas E. Skidmore is Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of History and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, at Brown University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822313205
Author:
Skidmore, Thomas E.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Skidmore
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Brazil Race relations.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
issue 1 (May 1992)
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Latin America » Brazil
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied

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