Antiracist discourse in Brazil : from abolition to affirmative action / Teun A. van Dijk.

Author
Dijk, Teun A. van, 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham : Lexington Books, [2020]
  • ©2020
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1 online resource (vii, 247 pages)

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"Antiracist Discourse in Brazil: From Abolition to Affirmative Action follows Teun A. van Dijk's earlier studies on racist discourse in Europe, the USA, and Latin America. This book focuses on antiracist discourse, focusing on the history of the discourse against slavery and racism and in favor of abolition and affirmative action in Brazil. After a theoretical chapter on antiracism and antiracist discourse, the author studies Jesuit texts of the 17th and 18th century criticizing the abuses against slaves and the texts of black and white writers in the 19th century advocating abolition. The author analyzes discourses of 20th century scholars, journalists, and activists who explicitly combat prevalent international eugenicist and racist ideologies as well as post-abolition discrimination of black people all while challenging the dominant myth of Brazil as a 'racial democracy.' After the historical study of these antiracist discourses, this book offers a detailed case study of contemporary debates on affirmative action in Brazilian parliament."--Back cover.
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Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Theoretical Framework

Chapter 3. Antislavery and Abolitionist Discourse

Chapter 4. Antiracist Discourse after Abolition

Chapter 5. Contemporary Antiracist Discourse

Chapter 6. The Discourse of Affirmative Action

Chapter 7. Conclusions

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-232) and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
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Contents
  • Theoretical framework
  • Antislavery and abolitionist discourse
  • Antiracist discourse after abolition
  • Contemporary antiracist discourse
  • Parliamentary discourse on affirmative action.
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From abolition to affirmative action
ISBN
  • 9781793615480 (ebook)
  • 1793615489
LCCN
2023700852
OCLC
1197808652
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