Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil

From Racial Democracy to Multiculturalism

Authors: Da Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

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This book examines Black Brazilian political struggle in a moment characterized by the intermingling of post-racial ideologies and multicultural policies in the Americas.

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Alexandre Emboaba Da Costa is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.

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"Alexandre Emboaba da Costa writes with an academic rigor and rich ethnographic engagement that locate Brazilian policies of racial inclusion within an ongoing black activist critique of white cultural hegemony and struggle for epistemic decolonization. Reimaging Black Difference and Politics in Brazil foregrounds the cultural and political work of Centro Cultural Orùnmilá in São Paulo, which forces us to think about how Afro-Brazilians envisage and shape public policy aimed at social change and material equality. Da Costa's astute methodological approach speaks to the urgent need to look toward decolonial practices in localized movements that inform State practice, rather than to reactive approaches to understanding social activism." - Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Brown University, USA

"Emicida, of course, had it right when he reflected on the June 2013 massive street protests: 'So a bunch of middle-class white people have finally woken up and taken to the streets.' He added that, as a black person, 'I'm part of the Brazil that never fell asleep.' Guiding us through the intriguing, often murderous maze of a national formation where no one is a racist yet several organized movements and researchers claim there is a genocide of Black people in course, Alexandre Emboaba da Costa's lucid book is a must read for those of us interested in the viability of the Black presence in supposedly inclusive nations of the Americas. Costa's monograph shows us how Black people in Brazil have never fallen asleep because they have always been extremely vulnerable. This foundational, transgenerational and shared vulnerability has made transformative political thought an imperative, one on whose actualization our ethical and collective survival depends." - João H. Costa Vargas, the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Black Cultural Politics and Decoloniality without Guarantees

    Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

    Pages 1-22

  • Post-racial Ideology, Emergent Multiculturalisms, and the Contemporary Conjuncture of Racial Politics in Brazil

    Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

    Pages 23-44

  • The Difference Orùnmilá Makes:

    Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

    Pages 45-66

  • Afoxé Omó Orùnmilá

    Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

    Pages 67-88

  • Hip-Hop and the Contemporary Politics of

    Costa, Alexandre Emboaba

    Pages 89-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reimagining Black Difference and Politics in Brazil
Book Subtitle
From Racial Democracy to Multiculturalism
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38634-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137386342
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38633-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 233
Topics