The Power of Whiteness and the Making of the Other: Bahia of the White Mind?
Race and Ethnicity, Brazil, Modernity, and Critical Race Theory and Whiteness Theory
This book chapter, part of the edited volume "The Making of Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered" (2018, Michigan State University Press, edited by Scott Ickes and Bernd Reiter), analyzes the white gaze that is routinely cast upon black Bahians. Reiter argues that by projecting backwardness, spirituality, and unbound sexuality onto Black bodies in Bahia, white observers are able to claim disembodied modernity for themselves.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
In S. Ickes & B. Reiter (eds.). The Making of Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Scholar Commons Citation
Reiter, Bernd, "The Power of Whiteness and the Making of the Other: Bahia of the White Mind?" (2018). School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies Faculty Publications. 37.