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Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Francisco Bethencourt and Adrian Pearce

Abstract

How did racism evolve in different parts of the Portuguese-speaking world? How should the impact on ethnic perceptions of colonial societies based on slavery or the slave trade be evaluated? What was the reality of inter-ethnic mixture in different continents? How has the prejudice of white supremacy been confronted in Brazil and Portugal? And how should we assess the impact of recent trends of emigration and immigration? These are some of the major questions that have structured this book. It both contextualises and challenges the visions of Gilberto Freyre and Charles Boxer, which crystallis ... More

Keywords: racism, Portuguese-speaking world, colonial societies, Brazil, Portugal, emigration, immigration, Gilberto Freyre, Charles Boxer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265246
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francisco Bethencourt, editor
Charles Boxer Professor, King's College London

Adrian Pearce, editor
King's College London

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Contents

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Introduction

FRANCISCO BETHENCOURT

Part I: PRESENT ISSUES

3 Racism: An Evolving Virus 1

JORGE VALA, and CÍCERO PEREIRA

Part II: THE MODERN FRAMEWORK

6 Gilberto Freyre and Brazilian Self-Perception

MARIA LÚCIA G. PALLARES-BURKE

Part III: THE LONG VIEW

End Matter