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Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil: From Racial Democracy to Multiculturalism


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Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil examines Black Brazilian political struggle and the predicaments it faces in a time characterized by the increasing institutionalization of ethno-racial policies and black participation in policy orchestration. Greater public debate and policy attention to racial inequality suggests the attenuation of racial democracy and positive miscegenation as hegemonic ideologies of the Brazilian nation-state. However, the colorblind and post-racial logics of mixture and racial democracy, especially the denial and/or minimization of racism as a problem, maintain a strong grip on public thinking, social action, and institutional practices. Through a focus on the epistemic dimensions of black struggles and the anti-racist pluri-cultural efforts that have been put into action by activists, scholars, and organizations over the past decade, Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa analyzes the ways in which these politics negotiate as well as seek to go beyond the delimited understandings of racial difference, belonging, and citizenship that shape the contemporary politics of inclusion.

About the Author

Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Humanities, Social Science, and Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has taught courses in Global Development Studies and the Cultural Studies Program at Queen's University, Canada, and has published on race, education, policy, ideology, and development in Brazil.

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Introduction: Black Cultural Politics and Decoloniality without Guarantees
1. Post-Racial Ideology, Emergent Multiculturalisms, and the Contemporary Conjuncture of Racial Politics in Brazil
2. The Difference Orùnmilá Makes: Ancestralidade and the Past as Project 3. Afoxé Omo Orùnmilá: History, Culture, and Politics in Movement
4. Hip Hop and the Contemporary Politics of Ancestralidade
5. The Struggle to Decolonize Knowledge and Pedagogy
6. Contested Inclusions: Education Reforms and the Hyperconsciousness/negation of Race
7. Educator Experiences with Anti-Racist Pluriculturalismo
Conclusion: the Challenges of the Decolonial in Practice

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Da Costa, Alexandre Emboaba
Palgrave MacMillan
Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa
General Political Science
Ethnic Studies - General
Sociology - General
Black Studies (Global)
African American Studies-General
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