Urban encounters : affirmative action and black identities in Brazil
- Cicalo, André, 1973-
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
LC213.53 .B6 C43 2012
- Unknown LC213.53 .B6 C43 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -220) and index.
- Toward an Ethnographic Study of Racial Quotas for 'Black' Students in the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Dreams and Hard Places: Main Settings and Socioeconomic Profile of Quota Students Race Between the Class Rows: Urban Encounters and Dis-Encounters in the Changing University Space From Race or Color to Race and Color? Ethnography beyond Official Discourses Narrowing Political Gaps: Black Awareness and University Education as Ways to be 'Central'.
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- Publisher's Summary
- University racial quotas have caused strong reactions in Brazil, where ideals of racial and cultural mixture are crucial components of national identity. Focusing on an in-depth ethnographic study of a Rio de Janeiro public university and its students, Andre Cicalo examines the practical and symbolic potential that affirmative action has to redress historically-produced and territorialized inequalities in the urban space. By engaging with the relevant literature on Brazilian race relations, this volume discloses novel considerations, crucial for a possible future reading of race relations, racial classification, and affirmative action in Brazil.
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- Publication date
- André Cicalo.