Title

The Power of Whiteness and the Making of the Other: Bahia of the White Mind?

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2018

Keywords

Race and Ethnicity, Brazil, Modernity, and Critical Race Theory and Whiteness Theory

Abstract

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.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

In S. Ickes & B. Reiter (eds.). The Making of Brazil's Black Mecca: Bahia Reconsidered. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

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