Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Marcelo Paixão – The Legend of Enchanted Modernity: Racial Injustice and Modernization in Brazil

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

12 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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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).

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