Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil

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Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil

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Description

Barack Obama’s election to the American presidency in 2009 sparked a renewed interest in the theme of race in the Americas and worldwide. The sight of an African American as President of the United States led analysts to declare that North America was living in a post-racial era. But Obama’s election also had a tremendous impact on the imaginary of the African Diaspora. This lecture will examine his characterizations in the Brazilian media, especially in examples of political humor, such as cartoons and memes.

Publication Date

11-13-2015

Keywords

Brazil, race, American presidency, Barack Obama, african diaspora, Brazilian media, political humor

Disciplines

Latin American Studies | President/Executive Department | Race and Ethnicity

Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil
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