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    The "racialized" other: intolerance and political equality in Brazil and the United Kingdom

    Fantini, Joao Angelo (2012) The "racialized" other: intolerance and political equality in Brazil and the United Kingdom. In: The "racialized" other: Intolerance and Political Equality in Brazil and the United Kingdom, 14 May 2012, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The implementation of Affirmative Action (Political Equality) in various spheres of Brazilian society, including in the university, and mainly implemented through a system of ‘racial’ quotas, have confronted cultural myths such as 'Brazilian cordiality' or 'racial democracy'. Affirmative Action is currently the subject of intense debate in Brazilian society, not only amongst intellectuals, academics and politicians, but amongst many sections of the population, including young students interested in entering the public universities. Conversely, in the United Kingdom, affirmative action or reverse discrimination, i.e. choosing someone solely on the grounds of their gender or racial group and not on their abilities, is illegal under UK antidiscrimination law. This perspective changes not only the legal status of such actions, but implies a change in perspectives towards modes of 'racializing the other'.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    Additional Information: Departmental Research Seminar
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Affirmative Action, psychoanalisis, brazil, education, reverse discrimination, Political Equality
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: JOAO ANGELO FANTINI
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 11:05
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 15:40
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8266

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