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Department
History
Course
HIST 2930
Professor
Karen Racine
Semester
Fall

Description
Racial democracy ­Getulio Vargas, Estado Novo (new state); banned racial categories, everyone is seen as  brazilian, all races had blended together ­Gilberto Freyre, Masters and Slaves; study of Brazilian slavery, Brazilian slavery wasn't as  harsh as other places, masters and slaves lived together, with a family sense  blending of races, cultures, customs­samba, capoeira (mix of breakdancing and judo; dance  fighting), candomble, umbanda; afro­christian ideas ­“Luso­tropicalism”; Portugal tropicalism, blended races ­F W Twine, Racism in a racial democracy; book, lived in brazil, wrote down racial attitudes,  girls are brought into families, are calles younger siblings, but they work for the family without  getting paid ­a lot of gender and racialized violence  Carolina Maria de Jesus ­(1960) Child of the dark; book; instant success ­made money collecting scraps of mostly paper, where she would take to recycling plants to get  money ­she was literate, she began to document her life, challenges of living, the fights she would have  with her neighbors, gets a lot of hassle from her neighbors because she was writing down her  work ­she had 3 children, with 3 different fathers, the uselessness of men in the favela, she would get  beat by men, she feels stronger and more in power then men, she is very proud of being black,  she enjoys her sexuality ­no police presence, she must fight for herself, state is not involved, she must do everything  herself ­her book allowed her to move to a middle class home with her children, scammers occur, she  wastes her money, and she ends up back in poverty ­favela; slums that live on the outskirts of big cities Xuxa; media superstar, singer, childrens TV. show host, actress, the most famous Brazi
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