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Tropical Multiculturalism provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through the most complete critical analysis of Brazilian cinema in any language. Focusing on representations of multicultural themes involving Euro- and Afro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples in the rich tradition of Brazilian fictional feature film, Robert Stam puts Brazilian culture at the center of a wide-ranging analysis of race, representation, history, and film. Drawing parallels between the histories of colonialism, slavery, and immigration in Brazil and the United States, he also contends that questions of ethnic and racial representations are best viewed within the larger context of a comparative analysis of racially plural societies.

Stam examines the broad historical and cultural links that connect Brazil and the United States before considering multicultural imagery in Brazilian film as it has changed from the silent era to the present. His analysis moves through the comic chanchadas of the 1930s and 1940s, to the Hollywood-style films from Sao Paulo in the 1950s, and the diverse phases of Cinema Novo beginning in the 1960s. He explores a wealth of subjects, including the submerged andquot;blacknessandquot; of Carmen Miranda, the anti-racist agenda of Orson Wellesandrsquo;s never-released Brazilian film Itandrsquo;s All True, the international background behind Black Orpheus, the career of Grande Otelo (Brazilandrsquo;s greatest black film star), the allegorical andquot;cannibalisticandquot; films like How Tasty Was My Frenchman, and andquot;indigenous mediaandquot;andmdash;the attempt by Brazilian andquot;indiansandquot; to use camcorders and VCRs for their own cultural and political purposes. Tropical Multiculturalism is simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formations in Brazil and the United States, and a theorized analysis of racialized representations.

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Examines discourses on race and ethnicity as played out in Brazilian Cinema from 1898 to the present. Cultural, historical, political, and religious themes are treated in a discussion of the portrayals of the intersections and interactions of Afro-and Euro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples. A running theme throughout the book is the comparative study of Brazilian and U.S. concepts of race.
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Simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formation in Brazil and the US and a theorized analysis of racialized representation

Synopsis:

Focusing on the representations of multicultural themes involving Euro- and Afro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples, in the rich tradition of the Brazilian fictional feature film, Robert Stam provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through a critical analysis of Brazilian cinema. 136 photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-402) and index.

About the Author

Robert Stam is Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University. He is the author of Subversive Pleasures and coauthor of Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media, and Brazilian Cinema.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822320487
Author:
Stam, Robert
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Walter D. Mignolo
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Author:
var-Hull
Author:
Sald&iacute
Author:
Silverblatt, Irene
Author:
Stam
Author:
var-Hull, Sonia
Author:
Sonia Sald&iacute
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Racism in motion pictures.
Subject:
Race relations in motion pictures.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Culture in motion pictures
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
136 photographs
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.27x6.13x1.24 in. 1.59 lbs.

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Simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formation in Brazil and the US and a theorized analysis of racialized representation
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