Upper Hollingdean Road
Brazil and its contradictions: A Critical Perspective
with Bruno De Oliveira
7-9.30pm Thursday 24 May 2018
at the City Clean Learning Centre, Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton BN1 7GA (entrance to the City Clean depot is opposite Roedale Road and the learning centre is on the right just inside the gates)
Who has the right to rule? After a brief overview of Brazil. We will be exploring how Gilberto Freyre’s Casa Grande e Senzala has dominated cultural historical discussions of Brazil’s early colonial period. Freyre presented a utopian vision of the early years of colonization and a positive portrayal of miscegenation among Portuguese settlers, the indigenous peoples of Brazil, and African slaves. A response to the identity crisis Brazil was experiencing at the turn of the 20th century, Freyre’s work marked a turning point in perceptions of racial differences in the nation, causing most of the Brazilian populace to view itself as either a racially or culturally mixed-race. Also, this lecture will briefly explore the dictatorship in Brazil and the 2016 coup.
Bookings are closed for this event.