Drayton, Richard (2011) Gilberto Freyre and the Twentieth Century rethinking of race in Latin America. Portuguese Studies 27 (1), pp. 43-47. ISSN 0267-5315.Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the intellectual origins and meaning of Gilberto Freyre's Casa-grande. It argues that Freyre's attack on a racial hierarchy of cultural value, and on ideas of racial purity, may be understood from four perspectives: first, as part of a long tradition of pan-American response to the Old World's contempt for the New; second, as a claim for his region, the Northeast of Brazil, the most Africanised part of his country, of a central role in its nation's civilization; third, as part of a broader Latin American renegotiation of the place of the indigenous and African culture in the decades after the First World War; and, lastly, as a classic modernist attempt to frame a view of universal humanity.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Race, dispute of the New World, indigenismo, Manuel Gamio, Jose Vascon-celos, Jose Carlos Mariategui, Fernando Ortiz, Raça, disputa sobre o Novo Mundo, indigenimos, Manuel Gamio, Jose Vasconcelos, Jose Carlos Mariategui, Fernando Ortiz|
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jun 2011 13:48|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:20|
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