Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Professor Paixão will analyze the status of the human race in the discourse of "racial democracy" and how this understanding is joined to the problem of social inequality and racial hierarchies in Brazil. The lecture will be based on the main ideas of the author’s book “A lenda da modernidade encantada: por uma crítica ao pensamento social brasileiro sobre relações raciais e projeto de Estado-Nação” (Ed. CRV, 2014).
A collaboration between Africana Studies and the Brazil Initiative, with the generous co-sponsorship of the Watson Institute, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.