University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Jennifer Roth-Gordon


Jennifer Roth-Gordon is a linguistic and cultural anthropologist who has been conducting research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil since 1995. Her book, “Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro” (University of California Press, 2017) explores how racial ideas about the superiority of whiteness and the inferiority of blackness continue to play out in the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro’s residents. Her new research project, entitled “Bodies of Privilege: Cultivating Wealth and Whiteness in Rio de Janeiro,” investigates how race and class privilege are constructed and lived amongst Rio's whiter middle and upper-middle classes and how this privilege is taught and handed down to their children.


Scheduled events:
A Conversation on Segregated Spaces
Join us for a conversation exploring the many ways in which racially segregated spaces are constructed through language, law, and culture in the United States and beyond.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dwayne Betts, Jeff Chang, Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Tyina Steptoe
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez

Book:
Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
University of California Press
January 2017
ISBN 9780520293809
Paperback
$34.95, INSTOCK
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"Based on the spontaneous conversations of shantytown youth hanging out on the streets of their neighborhoods and interviews from the comfortable living rooms of the middle class, Race and the Brazilian Body asks how racial ideas about the superiority of whiteness and the inferiority of blackness continue to play out in the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro's residents. More/less

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